Media advisory: Launch of Canada's first-ever national Internet-based video relay service (VRS) for the Deaf

GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend the official launch of Canada's first-ever national Video Relay Service (VRS) – SRV Canada VRS.

SRV Canada VRS will provide Deaf and Hard of Hearing Canadians who use sign language, both American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ), with Internet-based VRS tools to communicate better and give them greater independence to connect with family and friends, and to conduct day-to-day activities. It simulates, as closely as possible, a conversation between two hearing people. Demonstrations will be made of the first SRV Canada VRS calls.

Participating in the event are the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, and Sue Decker, Executive Director and CEO of the Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV), Inc.


Launch details:


Wednesday, September 28, 2016


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Canadian Museum of History

Grand Hall

100 rue Laurier

Gatineau, QC


Confirmation of attendance
Media must confirm attendance before the event and present themselves at the Registration Table located at the escalator leading to the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of History. To confirm participation, contact:

Shawn Murphy 
(613) 857-7443



SOURCE Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV), Inc.

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For further information: Shawn Murphy,, (613) 857-7443

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