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SRV Canada VRS Launch Date

Media are invited to SAVE THE DATE to attend the official launch of Canada’s first-ever national Video Relay Service (VRS) – SRV Canada VRS – on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Once launched, SRV Canada VRS will provide Deaf and Hard of Hearing Canadians who use sign language with Internet-based VRS tools to communicate better and give them greater independence to connect with family and friends, and to conduct day-to-day activities. It simulates, as closely as possible, a conversation between two hearing people.

Attending the launch:
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities
Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Sue Decker, Executive Director and CEO of the Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV), Inc.

Launch details:
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Canadian Museum of History
Grand Hall
100 rue Laurier
Gatineau, QC

RSVP by Friday, September 23, 2016.

For more information about the event, contact:
Shawn Murphy
(613) 857-7443

Visit: www.srvcanadavrs.ca

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