On June 11, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice granting Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc. (CSD) access to the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Numbering Directory as a Qualified Direct Video Entity. 

This action allows CSD to provide support to consumer call centers so that they can accept direct video calls from consumers with disabilities who use American Sign Language (ASL) without using a relay service.

Public Notice:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/csd-granted-access-trs-numbering-directory
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-682A1.docx
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-682A1.pdf
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-682A1.txt

General information about direct video calling is available at www.fcc.gov/dvc

For further information, please contact Halie Peacher, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418-0514, or Halie.Peacher@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in ASL may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).

Friday, June 11, 2021