Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 5, 2009
Today, Convo Relay introduced ConvoIM, which combines all the features required for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Macintosh community to place calls through qualified sign language interpreters to communicate with hearing parties.
ConvoIM is a Video Relay Service specifically for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community with Macintosh computers or laptops. Mac users will be able to add ConvoIM to the iChat application at no cost. With the power of Internet, ConvoIM offers users outstanding video experience while being mobile.
"The ConvoIM service was designed and developed by the Convo team and its partners with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in mind. Because we are Video Relay Service users ourselves, the experience allowed us to provide input in a service we believe will be superior to others" stated Ed Bosson, the father of Video Relay Service and Convo co-founder.
With ConvoIM and the iChat application, a video connection will be established between the sign language interpreter and the deaf or hard of hearing caller. This connection allows the Deaf or Hard of Hearing caller to communicate with the hearing party, thus breaking down the barrier of communication.
ConvoIM provides 4 basic features which gives the users a superior experience in communicating with the hearing party:
No Download requirement - With ConvoIM, there's no need to download and configure the application in order for this service to work. This allows the Deaf and Hard of Hearing users to immediately make calls after adding ConvoIM to their iChat application.
One Window - the ConvoIM window is a single window application allowing you to input the number and place calls immediately. This simplicity factor eliminates confusing mulit-windows.
Superior Video Quality - With ConvoIM, the video quality is superior in comparison to many video connections in the Video Relay Service industry and provides the Deaf and Hard of Hearing users a comfortable experience.
Qualified Interpreters - With ConvoIM, the interpreters are qualified to process the calls at a natural pace, comfortable to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing users, without the feeling of uneasiness whether the conversation is being relayed accurately.
"ConvoIM is also designed for a Deaf or Hard of Hearing working professional who may need to take the mac laptop on the road in order to stay connected with others. This will allow the user to make or receive calls with ConvoIM anytime. If the user isn't connected to ConvoIM, a message will be left for the user to place calls at anytime" stated Wayne Betts, Marketing Director.
For more information, visit http://www.convorelay.com about ConvoIM service.