ntouch for Mac
ntouch is a free Mac OS X application that enables deaf or hard-of-hearing users to make video calls to the Sorenson VRS service. SVRS is a very useful service that allows you to contact an American sign language interpreter or other SVRS users that use OS X or other platforms.
If you are calling and communicating with an SVRS interpreter, he / she will contact a person you want to reach via the phone. The interpreter then contacts you again to tell you what he / she discussed with the person you wanted to reach.
In other words, the SVRS interpreter acts as the middleman between you and a person that can only be contacted via the phone; ntouch provides a friendly user interface that transforms your computer into a videophone. Of course, an Internet connection and webcam are required.
After entering your Log In credentials, you can easily start making calls using a built-in numeric keypad. What’s more, ntouch secures the privacy of the video chat. Moreover, you can access your call history, SignMail, phone book and the video center from the well-organized main window.
In the Call History tab, you can view details about all calls, missed calls, received calls and dialed calls. The exact hour and date is displayed for each call. Moreover, you can use a number in your history and add it to new contacts or to an existing contact. Options to block and delete items are also included.
Furthermore, you can check video emails from the SignMail tab. Numbers in a red circle on the SignMail icon indicate how many sign emails you have in your inbox.
The Phonebook is also highly intuitive and allows you to manage your contacts and check the full call history.
To sum up, ntouch is the Mac OS X desktop client for Sorensens’ VRS sign video chat service. It provides powerful functions under a straightforward and well-designed user interface. What’s more, you can also use it on other major platforms, such as Windows, iOS and Android.