Letter: Deaf need video relay service

Logo for the Deaf World event hosted by the ASL constituency group on Nov. 2, 2012

Re: What would it be like to live in a Deaf world?. Nov. 16 

One important aspect of Deaf World that was not covered in this piece was the issue of Video Relay Service (VRS), a videotelecommunication service that allows Deaf and hard of hearing people to communicate with hearing people in real time over video telephones via a sign language interpreter.

Pushing for VRS to be adopted more broadly is a very important advocacy issue in the Deaf community right now, and raising awareness of this issue was a central part of the Deaf World event.

-Viktoriya Mikhaylova (ASL Constituency Support Staff) and Kate Klein (Constituency Community Centre Coordinator) 

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Letter: Deaf need video relay service