Thailand’s National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (NECTEC) announced plans to establish a relay call center which would serve 3,000 Thais who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.Read More Relay Services Coming to Thailand
As cell-phone coverage and Wi-Fi expand around the world, the ability to connect anytime, anywhere has never been more important for people with disabilities (PwDs). Yet the growth of the mobile Internet presents potential dangers for PwDs who rely on this platform to live better-quality lives, as overtaxed data carriers investigate ways to limit access to the Internet. In fact, it is an issue for the entire Internet.Read More Staying Connected Anytime, Anywhere . . . Forever?
(Note: This is a followup to my December 3rd post on the Video Relay Services arrests. Click here for the original article.) This Thursday, in the aftermath of the November 19 arrests of 26 people in the Video Relay Services (VRS) industry for allegedly defrauding the U.S. Government of up to $50 million in Federal…Read More Your 50-Cent Contribution: Part Deux
The FCC has announced a workshop to review the VRS program in light of the November 19 arrests: Link to FCC Press Release I will comment on this when I have a chance. It’s actually the first time I’m posting to my blog from my iPhone – so, obviously, I’m both pressed for time and…Read More Your 50-Cent Contribution: Followup
Bridging the communication gap with the hearing world has always been at the forefront of deaf and hard-of-hearing people’s efforts to utilize technologies to communicate with hearing people. Thus, it is so appropriate that, in the context of recent news, my first real post on my new blog would be about Video Relay Services (VRS),…Read More Your 50-Cent Contribution