German deaf people using text communication: short message service, TTY, relay services, fax, and e-mail.

@article{Power2007GermanDP,
  title={German deaf people using text communication: short message service, TTY, relay services, fax, and e-mail.},
  author={Des Power and Mary R. Power and Bernd Rehling},
  journal={American annals of the deaf},
  year={2007},
  volume={152 3},
  pages={291-301}
}
An online survey of German deaf people demonstrated that they use text communication through Short Message Service (SMS), e-mail, fax, and telephone typewriters (TTY) to communicate within communities of deaf and hearing people. SMS is used most, with more than 96% of respondents having access to a mobile phone. Most use is intrinsic and directed toward sociability (keeping in contact, and making arrangements with friends and family). However, there is some instrumental use (getting tasks or… CONTINUE READING

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