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Archives from May 2010

RID Submits Comments to FCC on VRS Rates Proposal

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RID Submits Comments to FCC on VRS Rates Proposal

May 11, 2010: RID submitted comments on Public Notice DA-761A1.doc regarding payment formulas and rates for VRS. RID emphasized that highly qualified interpreters, safe working conditions and the delivery of quality interpretations for relay calls should not be sacrificed as a result of any rate reduction. Read the full comments>>

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Deaf Spotlight On: Louis Frisino

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Louis Frisino is Deaf Commercial Creative Artist.

Deaf since birth in 1934, Frisino grew up with a love for art. He attended the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, MD, until his graduation in 1953. After graduation, he attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. From there, he went on to work as a commercial artist at the News American and also made his reputation in the Deaf community. He won many awards for his ducks,...

Emergency Situations: Observe, Understand and Act

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On May 15th, 2010 Gracias VRS will have a special event regarding the adequate use of the Emergency services in Puerto Rico.  We will also have a First Aid conference to help the deaf community understand how important is to do the right thing at the right time to save a life.  The event is titled “Emergency Situations: Observe, Understand and Act”.  We will also have representatives from the State Patrol, The Fire Department...