Wirelessly posted (Blackberry Bold )
Originally Posted by G_Imperatore
@Anij, the idea is to enable deaf to talk in every possible scenario, where IM cannot help them. There is also some cases in which you require privacy which you don't have with a relay operator
Relay calls are "private" - in the same way sharing medical info with your dr is "private". Relay operators and interpreters are bound by confidentially agreements protecting their client.
Between email, text, IM, relay, VRS... Honestly it's very easy to communicate with anyone.
In person pen&paper, or typing on a mobile is quick and easy.
There's no way I'd give up accuracy for an automated translation for anything important.
Most mobile carriers already have automatic voice-to-text for voicemails such as SpinVoX. The accuracy depends so heavily on accent, annunciation, speed of speech, background noise etc that while helpful, it's certainly not something that could take relay's place.