New technology to help deaf and hard of hearing people to communicate.

Members of the National Association for the Deaf demonstrate the use of a minicom. The hope is that this telecommunications device, a keyboard with a display that allows the deaf to communicate by telephone, will become a feature of Irish homes and businesses.

Anne Coogan and Rachel Pollard were in the Dublin studio with host Gay Byrne while Tom O'Brien was in Cork. Rachel Pollard and Tom O'Brien exchange messages over a minicom.

'The Late Late Show' broadcast on 10 November 1989. The presenter is Gay Byrne.

Anne Coogan, Gay Byrne and Rachel Pollard