Have you heard about Video Relay Service (VRS)? VRS allows Deaf person to make a phone call through Sign language interpreters to facilitate the conservations between Deaf and hearing users.
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Following after 2013, the CRTC issued a public hearing in April 2013 and in October 2013, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) held the public hearing on VRS in Canada with many organizations and individuals. CAD-ASC President, Frank Folino and Executive Director Jim Roots attended the public hearing.
In April 2014, the CRTC issued Regulatory Decision 2014-187 (“VRS Policy”) and the Notice of Consultation 2014-188 on the structure and mandate of the VRS administrator. The Interim Board of Canadian Administrator of Video Relay Services was created with the first three Directors: Frank Folino (CAD-ASC); Jonathan Daniels (Bell Canada) and Dr. Gary Birch (Neil Squiel Society) that submitted the proposal of the mandate and structure for VRS in Canada on July 25, 2014.
In December 2014, The CRTC issued Regulatory Decision 2014-659 and the funding decision on Telecom 2014-665 in December 18, 2014. Following both decisions, the Interim Board issued the election process for the new Directors in January 2015 and the election result were issued in February 2015. The new Directors, which was announced by the Interim Board, has now been in place with the first Executive Director: Sue Decker to start their work on designing and implementing the Video Relay Services across Canada in both ASL and LSQ.
For more information, please contact Canadian Administrator of Video Relay Services at firstname.lastname@example.org