I can understand why Ubiduo can be a fantastic idea for communication, but I can also see why this doesn't benefit deaf individuals who don't have good English grammar because they use ASL.
I wouldn't rule this device as a good idea for those that can use it and benefit from it. After all, not every deaf person is alike or have to be the same and use interpreters like some deaf people worry about it taking away interpreter roles.
Interpreters are great, but at the same time, I have found that having a terp can sometimes interfere in closer contact with people. An Ubiduo can provide a more personal contact because it's coming directly from the person through typing instead of hearing the terp's voicing your words.
Yes, the device is expensive, and it probably is because the company is probably a small one that probably doesn't sell so many of them.
DodgeTrucker, I understand your point with the problem this caused the deaf man you worked with, but I don't know why an employer would hire a terp for one sentence interpretation.
I hope that Ubiduo can work on this and improve this area of technology cause it can really help many deaf ppl if jobs can afford the Ubi-Duo.
Vocational Rehabilitation or Deaf Centers could purchase them for deaf people to loan for jobs.