Visible Languages Translation Initiative (VLTI) Project
CAD-ASC to Pioneer Real-Time Interpretation Services

The Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada has pioneered an important new initiative to make it easier for sign language users to communicate with people who don’t use sign language. Funded by a grant from Industry Canada, and with additional support from CAD-ASC’s partners, CAD-ASC has started work to establish a national call-centre service to deliver sign language interpretation through the Internet to installed video console systems in banks, stores and other central locations. This system will allow Deaf Canadians to communicate effectively in situations like banking, voting, or with remote, “on demand” access to interpreter services.

The Canadian Association of the Deaf is actively looking for corporate partners to help realizing this important pioneering initiative.

For more information, please contact:

James Roots
Manager, VLTI Project
jroots@cad.ca