English article: Sign-language service via iPads tested by JR East


JR East starts a trial visual remote interpreting service in Tokyo.
(photo: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/)

June 19, 2013

The Japan Times reports on East Japan Railway Company's trial on a visual remote interpreting service.

Excerpt:

"East Japan Railway Co. began testing a sign-language interpretation service in Tokyo on Monday using a videophone application on an Apple iPad tablet for the hearing-impaired.

"The application allows passengers at information booths to use sign language and ask questions to a call-center operator via the iPad. The operator then orally relays the questions to a JR information guide before using sign language to return the guide’s answers to the passenger."





Click the following link for more information (English):
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/06/19/business/sign-language-service-via-ipads-tested-by-jr-east/#.UcEtnuujO2w

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