[Standards] Comments on XEP-0301 -- Section 1

Mark Rejhon markybox at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 20:42:36 UTC 2012


On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 2:30 PM, Matthew Miller
<linuxwolf at outer-planes.net> wrote:
> * Teletypewriter (TTY) and Text Device for the Deaf (TDD) telephones [citations recommended]

Consulted with some peers.

TTY expansion to Teletypewriter -- OK, good idea.
TDD is actually correctly "Telecommunications Device for the Deaf",
but it is deprecated usage right now by most U.S. accessibility
organizations, in favour of TTY.  Europeans ofte use "textphones", and
variants thereof.

Also, the phrase "text telephones" is more compatible and
self-explanatory with the European equivalent of TTY, "textphones".

It's somewhat political behind the scenes in the various communities,
so changes to this bullet will need to be done very carefully.  I
spent many hours rewording just the Introduction as a result.

Mark Rejhon



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