Pedius was founded in late 2013 by CEO Lorenzo Di Ciaccio, who got the idea for the app when a deaf friend was in an accident and could not call for an ambulance or a tow truck, Geektime reports, since neither were equipped to help the deaf.
Using the app, a deaf person can write out their message, and the person on the other end will hear it as a spoken voice message. When they receive a call, the hearing person will first receive a message explaining that “This call is made via Pedius, a phone service for deaf people.”
When a deaf person receives a call, it will appear as text.
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