Mobile accessibility features
Some of VoiceThread’s core features are also great ways of making your conversations and projects accessible to all types of learners.
A video comment not only allows for warm, dynamic conversation, but it also allows for an entirely visual conversation, opening online communication for people who converse in sign language. Even young students who cannot yet write are able to communicate online with VoiceThread. See an example here.
Text commenting is useful for many types of conversation, but it also makes VoiceThread accessible to people who are deaf and hard of hearing. You can even record audio or video comments first and then follow them with text version of your comment so that both hearing and deaf and heard of hearing participants can converse in their chosen medium.
Low bandwidth requirements
Even though it is a media-rich app, VoiceThread requires relatively low bandwidth. It is always best to be connected to a Wi-Fi connection if possible, but the core features will work on a 3G or 4G connection.