: 3 Sweden has a record number of deaf customers - Now also launch
sign language webpages. 3G is a revolution and a breakthrough for
deaf. Finally deaf have the same possibility as hearing to "speak"
live in the mobile.
with Sveriges Dövas Riksförbund (SDR) Swedish Deaf Organisation,
3 will evaluate and head the development of future new 3G services
for signing people in Sweden. The parties have written a LoI, whose
purpose is to together work for deaf and hearing impaired in Sweden
will be offered to use mobile 3G services developed for their needs.
to ring someone by video, a friend or home to your mother, wherever
you are, and use sign language is naturally something that quickly
has become appreciated by deaf. 3s pricing, where the customer pays
a set fee, received a mobile without cost, plus voice- and videocalls
in 3s net for 0 SEK, has contributed to the usage spreading extremely
fast among the country's deaf community.
As a first step in the cooperation, 3 has today launched web pages
with signlanguage pages on www.tre.se/tecken. A result of a record
share of Swedens deaf that in such a short time have become customers
-It feels fantastic to be able to open up the mobileworld to a group
that previously have been shut out, and naturally we would like to
find more ways to offer services suitable for deaf and hearing imparied,
says Helena Westin, Nordic Marketing Director 3. The cooperation with
SDR is a perfect way for us to find out how our servies suit deaf,
while deaf get a better feeling for the possibilities with 3G.
Today already thousands of deaf use mobiles from 3 to be able to communicate
in their first language - the sign language. The video mobiles have
revolutionized communication among deaf and hearing impaired, their
relatives and extended network.
-This is a great leap towards giving signing deaf the same possibilties
to communicate as hearing people, says SDRs Chairman Lars-Åke
Wikström. We are very positive to the cooperation with 3 and
see mobile communication in sign language as a giant step forward.
Through this cooperation with 3, we would like to contribute to the
possibility of our members and their relatives now and in the future
will be able communicate in their own language, the sign language.