My take on the Viable VPAD
Transcript of vlog:
The proverbial cat is out of the bag now. Last Saturday, the Viable VPAD was announced to the world at CES in Las Vegas. CES is the most famous and largest computer show where many latest gadgets are shown to the world.
For me and everyone else on the Viable team, last Saturday was a huge step forward for the company. Many of us worked many hours late into the night to get ready for this milestone. I consider myself very lucky to be working with the brilliant and motivated people at Viable, the majority which are Deaf.
Because Viable is essentially a Deaf company, we were able to design a device that is very Deaf-friendly. When I saw the first test VRS call on the VPAD, the video quality was superb and smooth.
Viable VPAD is the first of wireless videophones that are sure to follow from other VRS companies. Don’t you think it’s about time that the Deaf are finally able to cut the network wires from the videophone and use it anywhere? I think so! It’s time that the bar is raised for videophones!
Really, if you look at it, there’s nothing revolutionary about the VPAD. It is wireless but WiFi has been around for years. There have been many other devices in the past with touchscreens. Even the smallest cellphones today have webcams. It’s how all these technologies are blended into one specialized device that is easy to use by anyone. That is the whole point of a wireless videophone.
Still, I look at the VPAD as the iPhone of videophones because of its flat touchscreen and stylish GUI. It feels like the future is here now. It will be a great tool to bridge the communication gap between the Deaf and hearing people and for you to stay in touch with your friends and family. I am thrilled to be part of Viable Team as we push into the future.