The Reno Gazette-Journal of Reno, Nev., reports on a new technology that helps deaf people communicate and overcome a sense of isolation. Video relay service technology is being embraced by local educators who work with deaf and hearing impaired students, because it allows people to sign back and forth to one another in real time. Students exposed to the technology at a local Deaf Fun Day event were very enthusiastic about it. “As far as education goes, it will open up classroom to classroom communications,” said Suzanne Sawyer, a program consultant for a local school district. “We will be able to tap into what is going on in other classrooms. We’ll be able to tap into higher education. It will really open up the lines of communication.”