Updates on VRSCA’s Letters to the FCC

Watch the video above to learn more about VRSCA’s efforts to ask the FCC to remember the communication needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans.


Video Relay Services Consumer Association

The Video Relay Services Consumer Association (VRSCA) is a communication forum for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and hearing persons who use Video Relay Services (VRS).


Latest VRS Issue

FCC Authorizes Voluntary Experiments to Measure Impact on Customers of Technology Transitions in Communications Networks

On Jan. 30, 2014, the FCC launched a broad set of voluntary experiments meant to ensure that the nation’s communications networks continue to provide the services consumers want and need in this era of historic technological transformations. For more information on the experiments, click here.

FCC Sets Path for Widespread Text-to-911 Deployment

On Jan. 30, 2014, the FCC said text providers should enable the public to text 911 in an emergency, encouraging providers that have not begun deploying text-to-911 to forge solutions to meet this goal. The Commission also sought further comment on regulatory proposals to help ensure that Americans will be able to send these texts by the end of the year, regardless of which text provider they use, in areas where 911 call centers can receive texts. To read the entire news release, visit http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-sets-path-widespread-text-911-deployment.

Report on FCC Stakeholders Meeting

On January 17, 2014, the FCC held a stakeholders’ meeting for establishing an Internet-based Telecommunications Relay Service National Outreach Program (iTRS-NOP) for video relay service (VRS) and Internet protocol relay service (IP Relay). Read the informal transcript of this stakeholders meeting by clicking here. An archived webcast of the meeting can be viewed on the FCC Event web page.

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