21 July 2016
Conexu’s world-first deafblind trial service, in partnership with Able Australia, has last night been awarded the Australian telco community contribution award at the official awards dinner in Sydney.
Braille CapTel is being trialled in three states by the national non-profit organisation Conexu which develops and promotes communications technology for deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired people.
Conexu’s caption-to-braille technology trial pairs a CapTel (captioned telephone) handset with a Wi-Fi braille display, allowing people who are deaf and have low/no vision to make and receive phone calls.
Non-profit group Able Australia is helping to train the Australian trial participants to use the technology as part of the ongoing trial.
Conexu’s Chair Stephanie Meares and CEO Rachel McKay attended the awards alongside other major telco players including representatives from Telstra, Vodafone, Optus, Cisco and Nokia.
A full list of award winners for each category can be found on ACCOM website here: www.acomms.com.au/2016-finalists
The ACOMM Awards, a collaboration of Communications Alliance and Communications Day, recognise excellence in the wider communications industry, rewarding and profiling companies which have excelled within the industry around the nation, regardless of size, location, and whether service providers, vendors, or suppliers of professional services.