Video Relay Lets Hearing-Impaired Speak for Themselves on PhoneBy Lenz, Sara; Deseret News,
Publication Date: November 7, 2009
Article features Video Relay Service (VRS), a system that allows deaf individuals to sign through video equipment to a voice interpreter who then relays the conversation to the designated person over the telephone. Discussion of the history and future of VRS during a conference held by Sorenson Communications, a VRS provider with more than 100 relay centers throughout the United States, placed emphasis on quality interpreters to make the mode of communication effective. The VRS Interpreting Institute at Sorenson Communications announced a 15-week program for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters to be implemented in June 2010. Called "School-to-Work," the program will aid new interpreters graduating from college and transitioning into working professionally. More information about the VRS Interpreting Institute can be found at http://www.sorensonvrs.com/.
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