VRS – A Modest Proposal to Restructure Video Relay Providers For the Deaf

Video Relay Service (VRS) permits individuals who use American Signal Language (ASL) to speak with voice phone customers by way of video tools, fairly than by way of typed textual content (just like the old TTY). Videoconferencing tools, videophone, or pc and webcam hyperlinks the VRS consumer with an interpreter/operator – known as a “Communications Assistant” (CA) – in order that the deaf consumer and the CA can talk with one another in signal language and by voice to the listening to get together. VRS has change into an enormously well-liked 몸캠피싱 대처.

Sadly, excessive charges (over $6 per minute) for VRS decoding led to huge fraud and arrests in 2009.

Latest proposals to decrease the charges considerably have generated protests from the most important VRS service suppliers.

I need to emphasize that the next proposals are my very own private opinion. I seek the advice of for an indication language decoding agency, however not for any VRS suppliers.

Modest proposal for reforming Video Relay Providers (VRS):

1. Separate the telecommunications/technical/bandwidth aspect of VRS from the signal language interpreters.

Because it stands now, for a VRS service supplier to change into licensed by the FCC, they need to mix a telco with an indication language decoding agency. The sorts of companies don’t have anything in widespread and ought to be licensed and paid individually.

Main telcos (ATT, Dash, Verizon) ought to have the ability to bid on offering the telecommunications portion of VRS calls with out worrying about hiring ASL interpreters.

2. Have the FCC assign a 10 digit geographical phone quantity to every deaf shopper – not suppliers.

Because it stands now, 10 digit numbers are assigned by the default VRS service supplier who initially signed up a deaf indiv