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Action Alert: Support Deaf and Hard of Hearing Truck Drivers!

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We want to bring to your immediate attention to this serious concern that could impact our Deaf truck drivers and related jobs!

Deaf and hard of hearing truck drivers need your support! We need your help to tell the U.S. Department of Transportation that deaf and hard of hearing people should be permitted to drive trucks!

For the first time in history, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is considering the applications...

2012 Osceola Hurricane Handbook

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 1, 2012 – Kissimmee Utility Authority today released its 2012 Osceola Hurricane Handbook, a free comprehensive preparedness guide offered annually to Osceola County residents.

The 40-page handbook has been revised, updated and enhanced by the utility to provide residents with the most current and up-to-date information available. The guide includes information on emergency shelters, evacuation routes,...


Posted by on in GlobalVRS FCC UPDATES, National News & Events

The Federal Communications Commission, FCC, wants the opinion of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community regarding the changes planned on the way the Video Relay Service is paid and provided. Recently, concerned about the TRS Funds usage among other issues, the FCC decided to start a reform process and is seeking people like you to guide them in the process. Even though this is under a limited time opportunity to have a say in the matter,...

The Way to Success – Interpreter Development Workshop in Austin, TX

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On March 10th, 2012, the Austin Interpreters for the Deaf and Gracias VRS are presenting the conference “Leadership: The Way to Success”. This conference will be presented by José Bertrán M.A., Psy.S a licensed psychologist and Interpreter from Puerto Rico. The event will be held at the Austin Community College Highland Business Center from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. The workshop will help the participants discover the leader within...


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Gracias VRS stands for the equality and dignity of all human beings. Señas de Amistad Beyond Borders (Signs of Friendship Beyond Borders) is an event that addresses that issue in a very special way. They plan to unite about 600 people right at the border between the US and México to share their culture, their language and the one thing that binds them all; that they are human beings!

This event has been happening since 2009 but Mr....

Message from the President of Gracias VRS

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Angela Roth, CEO of Gracias VRS has a message for our wonderful Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients.


Hi, you are here at the Gracias VRS website and the whole Gracias VRS team is excited and ready to offer you fast, deaf friendly quality VRS services. Some of you already know us. We have been supporting other companies, and you might have wondered, what happened? We have not seen you??...