Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
Accessible phone calls for the Deaf for private and professional needs
Pedius is a social business based in Rome. In 2013, Pedius introduced an app that enables the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to make phone calls, 24/7, and without a sign interpreter. Users are able to read the response of their contact on their device, in real-time and may respond using text or their own voice. If a user responds to their contact with text, it will be read to their contact in an artificial voice. From 2013 until today Pedius has gained over 35,000 users and supports 7 languages.
“Pedius supports communication between colleagues as well as employees and customers.”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Pedius Work Inclusion|
|Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China-Hong Kong, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, United States|
|Sub-Category||A project related to ICT|