Those who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech impairments at Blue Ridge Independent Living Center can now communicate with a public access videophone. The PAV allows the user to choose the call format to suit their needs. Options include video relay service and video point-to-point.
Here is the press release from Blue Ridge Independent Living Center.
A public access videophone (PAV) has been installed at the Blue Ridge Independent Living Center (BRILC).
For the first time ever, with the push of a button, people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech impairments can gain access to a wide range of communications services in a public setting. The PAV is the first true one-size-fits all communications accessibility solution for one of America’s fastest growing populations.
Fully integrated video technology allows consumers the freedom to choose the call format most comfortable for them, including Video Relay Service (VRS) and Video Point-to-Point.
The PAV can accommodate multiple call types suitable for a wide variety of users. The PAV also allows access to Internet Relay services and gives users the opportunity to utilize the benefits available with high speed Web browsing.
BRILC is a private, nonprofit organization that assists individuals with disabilities to be independent and also works with the community to ensure it is accessible. For additional information call (540) 342-1231 (v/tty).