Text messaging, is a quick and easy way to communicate. Some say text messaging has revolutionised communication for many Deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people, because it makes immediate, daily communication easy. It’s also a great alternative to voice calls.
Some apps let you send and receive video messages, so you can communicate using Auslan if you prefer.
Nearly all mobile phones (and tablets) have the inbuilt ability to send messages.
Here are some other popular free messaging apps you can download:
Each of these apps have slightly different features. Give them a go and see which one is right for you.
What other messaging apps do you like to use? Tell us by sharing your story.