The man in front of us is signing. Beside him, a man translates for me.
"We have captioned telephone service now. That way he can read the words as he hears them."
And I smile and say and sign Thank You. Because the oldest has discovered - and been frustrated by - the telephone. Unable to lipread on the phone, he's taken to avoiding calls from friends.
It may not be here before he gets back from camp, but it will be here before school starts up again.
Relay North Carolina is a free service that provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled.
Relay North Carolina (opens with sound)