Hello BC Deaf Community,
The BCVRS, as well as DAANS in Nova Scotia, OVRSC, and CHS in Ontario and the Alberta AADVRS Task Force wrote letters requesting an extension.
The CRTC listened! Great news, we have a LITTLE BIT more time to submit our letters or videos to the CRTC to push for Video Relay Services (VRS) in BC & Canada.
See CRTC posting: http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2013/2013-155-1.htm
At this time there are THREE DAYS LEFT for you to write or post videos to support VRS in BC & Canada.
Please write your letters(or ASL videos) of support by 4:00pm. PST, 8pm. EST Monday May 27th.
There are four ways to submit a letter. All letters must have the words: RE: Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2013-155, File Numbers 8665-C12-201303536 and 8665-C12-200807943.
If you don’t know how, or need support to do this, then:
1) Instructions for this in both paper & video format are available by going to: http://bcvrs.ca/2013/05/step-by-step-instructions
2) We will do the LAST drop-in session on Friday May 24, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:00pm. at VCC-Broadway in Room 2557.
3) Please e-mail email@example.com and BCVRS will help with your letter or video submission.
Thank you to the support of VCC’s ASL & Deaf Studies Department for their support and letting us use rooms at VCC.
Hello BC Deaf community,
The BCVRS has been working very hard since CRTC’s announcement March 27th, to decipher the technical language and to help the BC and Canadian Deaf community participate in CRTC’s Telecom Notice of Consultation 2013-155 with both document & hands on assistance.
We have hosted several drop-ins, helped people write their letters, and make video comments and submissions all at the same time we had a sub-committee team of of Susan Masters, Ava Hawkins, Lisa Anderson-Kellett, Jeffrey Beatty and Lisz Keallen. Some researched and collaborated, some just helped with the task of editing the document. Thanks all to the work you contributed to this document.
Here is the fruits of our work, which is now public, via our online submission last Friday. Click here for BCVRS’ submitted document.
BCVRS also wants to express their appreciation and thanks to all the Committees and Deaf communities across the country who hosted town-halls, drop-ins, and assisted our public and Deaf Community to ensure everyone’s “voice” was put forward in the optional formats (letter or video). ~hands waving~
Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2013-155
Intervention of the
Canadian Association of the Deaf
Canadian Association of the Deaf
Suite 303, 251 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1X3
(613) 565-2882 (V/ TTY)
May 27, 2013
REQUEST TO MAKE AN “ORAL” (SIGNED) PRESENTATION
The Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD) respectfully requests two representatives (Frank Folino, President effectively on July 14, 2013 and Jim Roots, Executive Director) to appear to make an “oral” (actually signed) presentation at the public hearing in Gatineau. We would like to present our key messages and recommendations on a national Video Relay Service (VRS). CAD, as in previous public hearings, wishes to make reply comments and address any concerns or questions that the Commission may have.
Canadian Association of the Deaf is in support of the Commission requiring the provision of VRS on a national basis for both the English/ASL and French/LSQ communities. CAD has reviewed and participated in the Mission Consulting Feasibility Study which has been filed as part of these proceedings and is in general support of the findings and recommendations presented therein.
Click here to view the full intervention
WHAT? BURGER AND BEER EVENT
WHERE? NSCS Discovery Café, 1515 Discovery Street, Jericho Park, Vancouver
WHEN? Friday, June 7th
WHAT FOR? To support Marco Chiaramonte in JUDO at the 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria.
COST? $20 for each person
WHERE BUY TICKETS?
1. Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Front Desk before June 7th.
2. At the door NSCS Discovery Café on June 7th.
*** Door prize / Live Auction / Games ***
Please come to support Marco go for the GOLD!!!