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3 Author(s)
Gonzalez-Abascal, J. ; Informatika Fakultatea, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Donostia, Spain ; Gardeazabal, L. ; Arruabarrena, A.

The use of telecommunications to overcome the isolation of disabled people is analyzed. In order to use these kinds of services, such abilities as hearing and vision are necessary. Any lack of these abilities must be compensated for with technical aids to allow these people to have an independent and productive life. Experience in this field is described, and different efforts in Europe toward integration of disabled people into society by using modern telecommunication services are outlined

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Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 4 )