Increasing VRS for the Deaf

Deaf individuals communicate through sign language or contact friends and family by video calling. The call is automatically routed over the internet through a Video Relay Service (VRS) to a sign language interpreter that communicates the message to the hearing person. The VRS interpreter voices everything you sign to the hearing person and signs back everything that the hearing person says. 

One hundred and twenty five million minutes of these three way calls took place last year between deaf and hearing persons. Most calls are routine, but calls to 911 using 911 VP can save lives in an emergency.

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