New Text-nology

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World.”

We live in a busy world, and technology certainly has changed the way we communicate with each other.

I do more communicating via texting than I do in person or even on the phone. I’ve witnessed how the world of texting has helped disabled persons.

Recently, I was in line at McDonald’s, and the person in front of me was a young woman who was a deaf-mute. Since the person behind the counter was not versed in sign language, they used their cell phones to communicate with each other through text messaging.

Another example of how texting works with the elderly would be my 93 year-old mother, who is severely hard of hearing. Because of her hearing loss, she is unable to hear on the telephone. We taught her how to text so that she can communicate with us while we are not at home. She is pretty tech savvy and also has her own Facebook page to keep in further communication with her family.

These are just a few examples of  how the new “text-nology” has helped those who are disabled.

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