New telephone technology for the Deaf, Hearing Impaired, Deaf/Blind, Speech Impaired

“Hearing New Zealand, Deaf Aotearoa and CCS Disability are co-operating with Swedish technology company T-Meeting Global to showcase the most modern telephone technology in twelve (12) locations throughout New Zealand.  Designed to assist those who are deaf or hard of hearing, the new technology provides text to sound, sound to text and other services as a potential replacement for the current but aging Captel and Relay services.


T-Meeting’s purposes are to provide “Solutions for People with Communications Disabilities”. The company’s International Business Co-ordinator, Kiwi Paul Buckrell, will present and demonstrate the new technology in an early evening roadshow in Christchurch on 26 July starting at 6.30pm and finishing around 7.30 – 8.00pm with light refreshments. Entry is free.


Paul says “Our core products are for people who struggle with communication because they are Deaf, because they are Deaf-blind, because they have difficulty speaking, they are Hard of Hearing or have a combination of these.  Not yet available in New Zealand, this is a pre-release look at how communications in the future could be better for such people.”


The venue is Deaf Society of Canterbury, 80 Fitzgerald Ave, and parking is available and accessible.  

Date: Thursday 26 July

Time: 6:30pm – approximately 7:30/8:00pm