Obviously, the Dutch care more deeply for their deaf and hearing impaired masses. Recently, Dutch telco KPN hitched wagons with the Dutch Institute for Applied Scientific Research and Annie S (a foundation for the deaf and hard of hearing) to test out a new mobile headset. Though KPN has been offering a fixed-line, text-telephony service for about 11 years, this new test is using a Blackberry to let deaf and hearing impaired communicate interactively. Telfort, Vodaphone and T-Mobile also have similar offerings in the Dutch market.

KPN testing mobile handset for the deaf [DMeurope]