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Introduction to Canada Video Relay Service (Canada VRS)

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Community Partner Information Session

Canada VRS is a telecommunication service that allows Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians to make telephone calls using internet and cell phone-based technologies. VRS callers are connected with a sign language interpreter who provides real time interpretation for telephone calls. Children and youth who are Deaf or hard of hearing can develop their confidence and independence learning how to access this valuable communication tool. Join Jo-Anne Bryan, Canada VRS Community Outreach Specialist and Jax Warner, APSEA ASL Specialist to learn more about this service.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about Canada VRS and how to get started using the service
  • Set up the App on their mobile devices for quick and easy access
  • Meet and communicate with a Canada VRS Outreach Specialist and an APSEA ASL Specialist

Intended Participants:

  • Parents, caregivers, and adult family members of the students APSEA supports
  • School Team members
  • Community Members
  • APSEA employees

Jo-Anne Bryan, Community Outreach Specialist, Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV), Inc.
Jax Warner, American Sign Language (ASL) Specialist, APSEA