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  1. 1. 2 Current Problem• Imagine calling a loved one, Doctor, Lawyer• Can’t speak directly• Complex Procedure (special code words)• No privacy• 16% of the worlds population currently suffer from profound hearing loss that hinders their communication. –
  2. 2. 3Current Calling Procedure Step 2 Step 3 Step 5 Step 6 Step 1 Caller provides the The Relay Operator Step 4 The Relay Operator When the partiesCaller dials 7-1-1. A relay operator with Both the caller and are ready to end dials that will type everythingRelay Operator will the number along the called parties the call, the caller number, announce they hear back toanswer the call by with other should use "GA" or or call recipient s to the called the TTY user, and saying "New York information such as "Go Ahead" when uses "SK" or party that they are voice everythingRelay," and his/her their name, the they are finished "Signing Off" to receiving a relay the TTY user types Operator ID #. person they are typing/talking. close the call. to the called party. calling, etc. conversation. (Source:
  3. 3. 4 About Deaftel Deaftel is a phone service that lets the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & those with speech impediments talk to anyone over the phone. Voice TextAny Hearing User Deaftel Smartphone Deaftel Robot User
  4. 4. 5History of Deaftel Contest Entry Began as a contest entry for“I am profoundly hearing impaired. I do not the “Anything Goes” Twilio Programming Contest.sign. …Many places like doctors offices will notuse a relay/tty service to call me aboutappointment changes. They just wait till I drive Emails2 hours then tell me there that my While working on my previous startupappointment was changed…I am desperate!”, I just kept receiving emails from the deaf community asking to use this service. -R Deaftel Signup By the end of the first day I had a little over 500 users signup showing their interest. There was no advertising other than creating a Facebook and Twitter page.
  5. 5. 7Deaftel Demo Video
  6. 6. 8 Twitter @kunal732 & @deaftel Facebook