What is Total Conversation?
Total Conversation means a standardised concept where you can use video, text and speech at the same time in a call. It can be seen as an extension of the videophone concept by consistent addition of the real-time text medium.
Total Conversation fits people with disabilities as well as all. Deaf, hearing impaired, deafened and deafblind persons have especially great usage of Total Conversation because of its opportunity to allow any mix of sign language, speech and typing that suits the participants in each call.
The Total Conversation service concept was first described by the international Telecommunications Union ITU (http://www.itu.int).
It has been picked up for technical implementation descriptions by e.g. the 3G-mobile world organization 3GPP (http://www.3gpp.org). It is also standardised in the world of Internet standard organisation IETF (http://www.ietf.org). The 3GPP standard has also been acknowledged by ETSI.