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April 24, 2007

Hands On Video Relay Service Becomes Exclusive Sponsor of

From: Hands On Video Relay Services - Apr 24, 2007


April 17, 2007

Contact: Chad W. Taylor

Hands On Video Relay Service Becomes Exclusive Sponsor of

Hands On Video Relay Services, Inc. ( continues its commitment to Mac users by becoming the exclusive sponsor of, a new community website. Users of the one-of-a-kind, fun website will access news, announcements, information about features, hardware, software, and upcoming products. They will receive killer tips about accessibility for deaf users of Mac computers, such as enabling screen flashes that accompany alert sounds on the computer.

Accessibility issues will be a central theme for the website. The website will discuss accessibility for Apple products such as the iPhone and promote methods that will make the Mac experience possible for deaf users. The community principle will be the driving force behind the content of the website, and the growing and loyal user community can trade stories and tips.

The founder of the site, Ramy Bustamante III, explains, "We have been trying to create a community group like this for years, and we are grateful to HOVRS for their generous support and for making this a reality." A Mac devotee for many years, Bustamante plans to run the website from his home base in Riverside, California.

HOVRS is the only Video Relay Service to provide a Mac solution to users of Video Relay. One-touch dialing is available to users of iChat or Dashboard who have iSight-equipped Mac computers. The sponsorship comes just as HOVRS reaches out to the nation in a 30-city tour with workshops that educate current and future Mac owners. More information about the informative Mac OS X Secrets Tour can be found at The company's innovative Technology Partnership Program brings educational workshops to students, faculty, and staff of schools and educational institutions. And HOVRS plans to develop technologies in line with the products that Apple rolls out.

"We are thrilled and proud to make the website possible," says Ed Routhier, President. "We are dedicated to making the Mac VRS experience the best for our customers, and the website will improve the quality of the Mac experience for them."

Continues Chad W. Taylor, Mac Business Unit Manager, "We are very excited for the potential of this website, and we know that it will make using Mac computers just a bit easier for our users." officially launched on April 23, 2007. To learn more, go to

About Hands On
Hands On VRS, serving the needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community since 1992, specializes in video relay services and community interpreting. The company is dedicated to removing communication barriers for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people everywhere. For more information, visit our website at