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Archives from February 2010

FCC Reaffirms Rules and Policies of Video Relay Service

Posted by on in Global VRS News

For Immediate Release: February 25, 2010

Washington, D.C. — Today, as a step toward comprehensive reform of Video Relay Service (VRS), the Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau issued a Declaratory Ruling to reaffirm the FCC’s rules and policies concerning VRS reimbursement and calling practices, and maximize efficiency and effectiveness of this program to ensure that the communications needs of deaf and...

Mr Rogelio Figueroa visits Gracias VRS Hatillo Call Center

Posted by on in Global VRS News, Puerto Rico

On February 5th, 2010 Mr. Rogelio Figueroa, Environmental Activist and Governor Candidate for the PPR Party (Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico) arrived to the Gracias VRS Hatillo Call Center. As he toured the premises, he admired the building and its presentation. He recognized the significance of our competent and professional interpreters for the Deaf Community. Mr. Figueroa expressed that Gracias VRS and ASL Latino “are opening doors for...

Give Equal Telephone Access to the Deaf

Posted by on in National News & Events

Gracias VRS Supports the NAD Request to the FCC to Give Equal Telephone Access to the Deaf

Gracias VRS is a provider of VRS, giving equal communication opportunity to the deaf community. This federally funded service (through FCC and NECA) may be in jeopardy without your support. Gracias VRS service is here to stay, however, new restrictions may limit VRS calls that are important to the deaf community.

Excerpt from the NAD...