Deaf people’s communication with SMS, TTY, fax, computers and relay service in Australia.

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Power, M., Power, D. & Horstmanshof, L. (2006) Deaf people’s communication with SMS, TTY, Fax, Computers and Relay service in Australia. National Communication Association Annual Convention. San Antonio.

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The present and future impact of deaf people’s use of electronic communication methods on the deaf community is considered in the light of data from a mail survey of Australian Deaf people. While most respondents used all methods regularly, patterns of use emerged with Short Message Service (SMS) used for social interactions, telephone typewriters (TTY) for longer communications, fax and relay services for business purposes and computers for personal and business emails and web connections.

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