Navigation Links
Verizon Introduces Broadband Video Call Center Link for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Customers in Mid-Atlantic Region
Date:9/19/2007

First in the Industry to Offer Two-Way American Sign Language Support

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers in the Mid-Atlantic region who are deaf or hard of hearing can now communicate directly with Verizon about their services, using videophones and American Sign Language.

The new option for engaging Verizon's Center for Customers with Disabilities is available here and in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Customers can communicate directly via videophone with representatives in the Verizon center who are proficient in using American Sign Language (ASL) to handle orders, change services or answer questions.

[Note: View a video demonstration and recorded comments from a key advocate at http://mfile.akamai.com/14177/wmv/verizon.download.akamai.com/14177/media/v z_v ideo_link.wmv ]

Most video services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing involve an interpreter who relays messages between those individuals and the hearing parties they communicate with. A videophone with a high-speed connection and a monitor, used either one-on-one or with an interpreter, is preferred by many American Sign Language users when they want to communicate by telephone.

"This unique, all-video call center capability lets these customers communicate directly --- in their preferred language, in real time -- with a Verizon customer service representative who can engage in conversation using ASL," said Tom Boudrow, who is outreach manager at the Verizon Center for Customers with Disabilities and who is deaf.

"Verizon is the first company in the industry to offer customer service via videophone - another example of our leadership position in providing effective communications for all of our customers and our quest to make the center a valued resource for customers with disabilities."

Claude Stout, executive director of Telecom
'/>"/>

SOURCE Verizon
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related medicine news :

1. E Merck introduces Livogen Z with zinc sulphate
2. TI Cycles Introduces Foldman
3. Canada Introduces Mandatory Nutrition Labeling
4. Amgen introduces Autoinjector For Treating Anemia
5. Cuba Introduces New Device for Detecting Vascular Diseases
6. China Introduces Solar-powered Baths
7. Allergan Introduces ‘Dermal Filler’ for Smile Lins
8. UAE Introduces Cervical Cancer Vaccine
9. Cynosure Introduces Higher Power Smartlipo(TM) LaserBodySculpting Workstation
10. Iceland Introduces Smoking Ban in Bars and Restaurants
11. Indian Introduces Paan-flavoured Condoms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... News) -- Most professional football players who have shoulder ... a new study finds. Shoulder instability is a ... return after surgery to fix the problem has been ... included 60 players who had shoulder stabilization surgery. Ninety ... to play, defined as playing in at least one ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are sensitive ... likely to develop emotional symptoms such as anxiety and ... as these that may exacerbate issues teens experience after ... and in making decisions about when to return to ... these athletes," study authors Lisa Koehl and Dong Han, ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have a vasectomy ... a new study suggests. But the risk is ... involved with the study said more research is needed ... For the study, Harvard researchers analyzed data from ... 24 years, starting in 1986. During that time, 6,023 ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 ... use of calorie information on menus, if it,s available, to ... U.S. study. Women in particular review the menu labeling, ... with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... to help choose their meal, compared with just under half ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responders felt better prepared to ... tactical training according to a new study in the ... the first study to specifically examine the EMS provider ... a shooter has not yet been neutralized or working ... such as the Columbine High School shooting, the Virginia ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Shoulder Surgery Gets NFL Players Back in the Game 2Health News:Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion 2Health News:Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer 2Health News:Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer 3Health News:60 Percent of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted: CDC 2Health News:60 Percent of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted: CDC 3Health News:Active shooter training increases comfort level of emergency responders 2
... Every Birth is Safe for Pregnant Women , ... , , ... ... NEW YORK , March 22 ...
... ... ... ... WASHINGTON , March 22 With the passage of the historic health care legislation, the National Medical ...
... has been a major increase in the incidence of ... differing opinions as to why this is (environment, vaccines, ... are still many children who have autistic traits that ... the support they need through educational or health services. ...
... Cycling jerseys and ... ... announced today the addition of a durable, visible and practical backpack for cyclists with ... to help remind motorists to give cyclists at least 3 feet clearance when passing them from ...
... and Services for the Aging, on passage of Health Reform Legislation: , ... , , ... ... "We commend the U.S. ...
... Capital 2010 High Yield Bond and Syndicated Loan Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. , on March 24-26, 2010 . , ... , , ... ... HealthSouth Senior Vice ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Amnesty International Urges Congress to Turn Attention to Needed Reforms on Maternal and Childbirth Care 2Health News:Amnesty International Urges Congress to Turn Attention to Needed Reforms on Maternal and Childbirth Care 3Health News:Amnesty International Urges Congress to Turn Attention to Needed Reforms on Maternal and Childbirth Care 4Health News:Amnesty International Urges Congress to Turn Attention to Needed Reforms on Maternal and Childbirth Care 5Health News:National Medical Association, Health System Reform - From Legislation to Implementation 2Health News:National Medical Association, Health System Reform - From Legislation to Implementation 3Health News:New Backpack for Cyclists Sends a Polite Message to Motorists: '3 Feet Please' 2Health News:New Backpack for Cyclists Sends a Polite Message to Motorists: '3 Feet Please' 3Health News:AAHSA Statement on Passage of Health Reform Legislation 2Health News:HealthSouth To Present at Barclays Capital 2010 High Yield Bond and Syndicated Loan Conference 2Health News:HealthSouth To Present at Barclays Capital 2010 High Yield Bond and Syndicated Loan Conference 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and ... national contracts that expand its portfolio to provide hospital ... These include manufacturer product and service agreements, as well ... IT consulting support. New Novation agreements ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NEW YORK , January 15, 2014 ... BreedIT Ltd., the exclusive worldwide distributor of highly sophisticated ... that on January 7, 2014, the Company,s board of ... Ben-Zion Weiner as its new member of the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE ) ("Echo"), a medical ... non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system, today announced that ... CEO of Echo Therapeutics, will present at "TEN", Noble ... Mr. Doman will make a corporate presentation to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3
... ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 8 VirtualScopics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... for clinical trials, announced today that Ms. Molly Henderson, ... presenting a corporate overview at the Rodman & Renshaw ... City. Ms. Henderson,s presentation will be on Tuesday, September ...
... N.J., Sept. 8 Today every major pharmaceutical industry ... the future of pharma.  In an unprecedented move, they,re ... the big names in pharma.  All in one place. ... at the Pharma CI Conference & Exhibition at the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:VirtualScopics to Present at the Upcoming Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference 2Pharmaceutical Industry Insiders, VIPs All Coming Together for Future of Pharma Market, Pharmaceutical Competitive Intelligence 2
... CC 527 is an assayed quality control material ... electrolyte, and CO-Oximeter instrumentation. It is for specific ... and hemoglobin fractions (280, 288, and 270) and ... 527 may also be used on the IRMA ...
Equinox is a truly unique approach to cosmetic enhancement contact lenses and is worn as a conventional wear lens....
Cormet Hip Resurfacing is a conservative treatment for the young, active, high demand patient group which conserves femoral bone, provides anatomical bone loading, eliminates polyethylene and is desi...
For the qualitative detection of igG antibodies specific to Helicobacter pylori in human serum, plasma and whole blood specimens...
Medicine Products: