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October 10, 2005

Sorenson Installs More Video Phone Booths at Gallaudet

From: Gallaudet - Oct 10, 2005

Sorenson Communications Installs Point-to-Point Video Phone Booths on Gallaudet Campus

In response to requests from many members of the Gallaudet University campus community, Sorenson Communications has installed 10 video phone booths [VPs] in several public areas of the campus.

Sorenson provides free video relay services to deaf and hard of hearing people throughout the country. For the past two years, Gallaudet Interpreting Service has partnered with Sorenson to bring quality video interpreting services to millions of deaf and hard of hearing people.

Now the company has set up 10 point-to-point video phone booths in various public areas around campus. Point-to-point calls do not require sign language interpreters. Rather, they permit callers to communicate in sign language directly with others who have access to video phone equipment. The 10 new booths may be used for either point-to-point or traditional VRS calls.

The 10 new booths are located in the following campus sites:

Kellogg Conference Hotel second floor [2]
Ely Commuter Lounge [2]
Student Union Building in the Post Office area and next to the regular VRS booths [2]
Student Academic Center in the entrance closes to HMB next to the vending machines [1]
Library near the administrative offices [3]