SRV Canada Video Relay Service for People with Hearing Disability

Author: Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV), Inc.
Published: 2016/09/29 - Updated: 2018/10/08
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: Video relay service (VRS) service launched in Canada to empower Deaf and Hard of Hearing community with tools to communicate and provide greater independence.

Introduction

SRV Canada VRS enables Deaf and Hard of Hearing people who use American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) to conduct calls via video relay service (VRS) with hearing people through a professional ASL or LSQ interpreter. It simulates, as closely as possible, a conversation between two hearing people.

Main Digest

How Does SRV Canada VRS Work?

Quick Facts

"This is a historic day for Canada's Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. This service is amazing. It is a tool for empowerment that will change people's lives." - Sue Decker, Executive Director and CEO, Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV)

"The implementation of the Video Relay Service will have a concrete and positive impact on the lives of Canadians who are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The CRTC appreciates all the efforts put forth to ensure the success of this new service. This initiative illustrates strongly Canada's vision for an inclusive society which values equality of opportunity." - Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC

SRV Canada VRS will be available seven days a week, including holidays.

To learn more about SRV Canada VRS and how it works, visit www.srvcanadavrs.ca

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