From No Communication to Full Communication with the UbiDuo. Having no communication at all on the job on a daily basis impacts the ability to climb the career ladder. Deaf or hearing people are the most impacted by their inability to strike up a conversation with hearing people when the interpreter is not available. Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people are around each other daily, yet they are unable to simply converse one on one most of the time. Deaf and hearing people seldom realize that a lack of communication keeps them from developing relationships and maximizing their job performance. Deaf people become conditioned to the idea that it is okay to put their communication needs on hold until an interpreter is available. Hearing people would never put their communication needs on hold, because they know that non-stop communication allows them to get their work done. Hearing people are able to talk to each other with zero barriers at any time of the work day. They can maximize their job performance. Why can’t deaf and hard of hearing people have that same communicati on rights as hearing people? Why should they only be able to comm unicate three to five days a month when an interpreter is available while heari ng people can communicate every day during a month? What about the other 25 days of the month when an interpreter is not available? Having full communication enables people to maximize their work performance. Each short or long conversation adds up within a day and impacts the job outcome. If you can’t carry on a conversation throughout the day, you are not getting full communication. Having full communication on the job gives the person all the information to do the job. Ongoing conversations between employees and managers impacts job satisfaction. When it comes to deaf or hard of hearing employees, sometimes hearing managers do not understand the level of inequality. Communication enables co-workers and managers to interact with each other on a daily basis. This video shows the shocking difference between having no communication and having full communication between a deaf employee and a hearing employee with the UbiDuo in an office setting. You see that whenever deaf and hearing people try to have a face-to-face conversation, the conversation simply break down. This is exactly what is happening to deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people in professional and social situations across the country. Deaf and hard of hearing people deserve the same face-to-face communication equality as hearing people. The UbiDuo is here to give them face-to-face communication equality! Dialogue with 5 UbiDuo Users in Las Vegas I had the pleasure to meet with 5 different UbiDuo Users while we were at the Deaf Nation World Expo in Las Vegas. I had the chance to learn more from Ryan, Kevin, Darlene, Richard, and Sonny They talk about how the UbiDuo has enabled them to interact with hearing co-workers, managers, and peers when the interpreter is not avaiable. Video Interview with UbiDuo User -Lenore Schwartwelder Check out the interview I had with a UbiDuo user named Lenore Schwartzwelder who works for the Library of Congress. She talks about the impact the UbiDuo is having on her job in terms of the ability to communicate with co-workers and managers without barriers to communicaiton. Video Interview with UbiDuo User – George Nathan Gomme Check out the interview I had with a UbiDuo user named George Nathan Gomme who works for New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing. He talks about the impact the UbiDuo is having on New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing in terms of the ability to communicate with hearing people who stop by the office when the interpreter is not available.