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New Developments with NZ Relay

This press release is very exciting

http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/communications-upgrade-hearing-and-speech-impaired-communities

It means that a video assisted speech-to-speech relay service will be available from around October 2011. People with speech difficulties will be able to use video to help the NZ Relay,  relay assistant understand what they are saying. You will need a computer with a camera to use this service.  It enables the use of multiple modes of communication when making telephone calls.  I am sure that NZ Relay will be updating their website soon. This links explains how VRS works for people who are deaf. http://www.nzrelay.co.nz/How/VRS/

Video Relay Instructions

Video Relay

 

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Ann

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General Manager, Speech Language Therapist at The Talklink Trust
I am the General Manager of the TalkLink Trust, and also a speech-language therapist. I have been working with people who have complex communication needs for many years.
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1 comment

  1. Barbara Landsberg

    Great news Ann. Thanks for sharing. We will pass the news along our channels too.

    Cheers

    Barbara @Spectronics

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