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Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a new order, along with various proposals, in order to take steps to improve the quality of Video Relay Services (VRS).  This item is designed to enhance VRS service quality and proposes a new provider compensation plan to better ensure that the experience of individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or have speech disabilities is functionally equivalent to voice telephone services.  In this American Sign Language video, we share these new mandates and proposals.

For additional information, contact Robert McConnell, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office, (202) 769-0760 (videophone and voice), or email: Robert.McConnell@fcc.gov.

FCC ASL VRS Reform Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq0Xqt3uZBQ (which will be archived on this webpage:  https://www.fcc.gov/general/telecommunications-relay-services-trs

Links to the Report and Order, Notice of Inquiry, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Order:
Word:  https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-17-26A1.docx
PDF:  https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-17-26A1.pdf
Text:  https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-17-26A1.txt

Wednesday, October 23, 2019