UK Company Debuts IPTV For The Deaf

Posted: May 9 2007, 2:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:45am CDT, in Home Entertainment


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UK company debuts IPTV for the deaf

For nearly 50 years, the only option on TVs for deaf people was closed captioning. That's where VeeSee TV comes in. It's a UK company that airs programming completely in British Sign Language (BSL).

The Internet-based service can either be watched on the computer or streamed to TVs. Dubbed the first IPTV service dedicated to sign language, it currently only has a few hours of programming. However, founder Susie Grant hopes it will soon grow to be the biggest selection of BSL content."My original motivation for creating VeeSee was seeing so many talented and gifted deaf people encounter barriers in showing what they were capable of," said Grant.

This is one great step forward for the under-acknowledged deaf community, and a testament once again to the power of the Internet.

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