Brian Meersma over at the Assistive Technology blog reviews some pretty cool stuff. A recent review profiled the UNI Tablet by MotionSavvy. This tablet is a break-through in sign-language communication. The tablet will allow deaf and hearing impaired users to communicate with other people that do not know sign language without an interpreter or slow hand written messages.
The tablet will be released in early 2015. As with any first generation product, there are limitations and the UNI tablet will sell for more than $500.00. That said, this is an exciting development and I anticipate that over time, the price will drop and UNI will have additional features and improvements added. If that happens, I can see the UNI being purchased and used by college and university Disability Services offices to enable communication with D/HOH students (although I wouldn’t think of using the UNI as a long-term replacement for an interpreter).
The full post can be read at: MotionSavvy’s UNI Tablet: A Break Through in Sign Language Communication