GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Hello:
Media are invited to SAVE THE DATE to attend the official launch of Canada's first-ever national Video Relay Service (VRS) – SRV Canada VRS – on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
Once launched, SRV Canada VRS will provide Deaf and Hard of Hearing Canadians who use sign language 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.
Attending the launch:
- The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities
- Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
- Sue Decker, Executive Director and CEO of the Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV), Inc.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Canadian Museum of History
100 rue Laurier
RSVP by Friday, September 23, 2016.
SOURCE Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV), Inc.
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