WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Video Relay Service (VRS) empowers deaf or hard-of-hearing Americans who use American Sign Language (ASL) to place real-time video relay calls with hearing individuals. VRS gives us the same opportunity as hearing Americans to communicate easily, in our native language, with anyone, anytime, and anywhere.
But now the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to stop the progress we have made and are continuing to make with VRS. The FCC is considering changes that would dramatically alter the way VRS works and put many of the companies that provide this service out of business. For us, this will mean reduced access, less choice, longer hold times, and decreased service quality.
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that people who are deaf have access to the same quality of telecommunication services as people who are hearing. Protect your rights. Let the FCC know what VRS means to you - and that you don't support the FCC's proposed changes.More Information on the FCC's Plan for VRS >