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Spring Break’s Coming!

We have tips for spring break and an activity for you.
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Holiday Season with Sorenson

Santa, performance art, and cross-cultural communication: you’re on the VIP list for Sorenson’s holiday season events this month.
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Rochester Deaf Kitchen

Some Deaf people in upstate NY are doing something awesome related to food. No, it’s not a restaurant. It’s cooler than that.
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Get Sorenson VRS On Any Videophone

Did you know you can still call Sorenson VRS directly even if you aren’t using a Sorenson videophone?

Gallaudet and AT&T Team Up

Working with AT&T, Gallaudet unveiled a new innovation that may change football...again.
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Gallaudet and AT&T Team Up

Working with AT&T, Gallaudet unveiled a new innovation that may change football...again.
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Use Your 👍Favorite👍 FaceTime Reactions on ntouch

Have you heard about FaceTime Reactions from Apple yet?
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Group Call is Awesome for Students!

Tired of telephone message games? Here’s your solution.
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Interpreter Spotlight: Katelyn

Katelyn gives perspective on one way VRS interpreting is different than local interpreting.
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Have Multiple Luminas in the Same Room?

Do you ever have one remote affecting all the VPs around it? There’s an easy solution for that.
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Holiday Spot the Difference

Get in the holiday spirit! Find the differences between two similar photos.
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GlobalVRS Becomes Part of Sorenson

GlobalVRS customers will continue to access Spanish and DeafBlind video relay service through Sorenson.
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Celebrating Two Cultures 

Deaf Awareness Month and Hispanic Heritage Month overlap, so we’re celebrating two diverse cultures 🤟💃🏾 
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Quick Ways to Use Spanish VRS 

Do you use Spanish VRS with Spanish-speaking family and friends or Hispanic-owned businesses? 
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Interpreter Spotlight: Martin

Martin’s fascination with languages led him to become one of our Spanish VRS interpreters.
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Marvel Studios’ Echo to Feature Deaf Actress

Alaqua Cox will reprise her Hawkeye role in a new series. 
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Test Your Eyes with a Word Search!

New month, new puzzle: here’s a word search for you.
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Lauren Ridloff in Chicago Marathon

Deaf Actor Lauren Ridloff is running in the Chicago Marathon this month.
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Sorenson Express with Claro

Try Sorenson Express at some Claro locations in Puerto Rico.
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Sorenson for Zoom Goes to School Too

Get a Sorenson VRS interpreter right in your virtual class or meeting.
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Connecting Deaf Students with Tools to Succeed

Deaf teacher Dana Miles is 2023 Washington State Teacher of the Year, and you’ll understand why when you see what she’s doing for students.
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Let’s Have Fun!

Test your brain with a game: here’s a crossword for you.
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Honoring Claude Stout

Longtime Executive Director of TDI fought for accessibility throughout his career.
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Interpreter Spotlight - Joel

Joel loves working at Sorenson – find out why.
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Deaf Reality TV Stars

Will you watch either of the two TV shows with Deaf contestants this season?
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Feature Tip – Call Transfer

Call Transfer is easy! Come learn how.
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It’s Back to School Season

Sorenson has solutions for teachers, students, and parents!
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Meet Your Sorenson Ambassadors

Exciting news: we have our first 31 ambassadors in our new Sorenson Ambassador Program 🎉✨
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Sorenson Express

Sorenson Express: on-demand video remote interpreting like you’ve never seen it before.
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Happy 33rd Anniversary, ADA!

The Americans with Disabilities Act is 33 years old this month!
FCC rules permit you to port your telephone number to the VRS provider of your choice. If you request a new number, Sorenson will provide you with one for the geographic area where you live or work. To ensure proper routing of 911 calls, it is important that you provide, and update in the event it changes, the physical address (i.e., the Registered Location) from which you are placing the call. You can update your Registered Location by calling 801-386-8500 or by visiting https://sorenson.com/support/vrs/manage-account/. Emergency calls made via internet-based TRS may not function the same as traditional E911 service. For example, you may not be able to dial 911 if there is an internet-service failure or if you lose electrical power, and your 911 call may not be routed correctly if you have not updated your Registered Location. Hearing point-to-point video users will not be able to place emergency calls. For more information on the process of obtaining ten-digit numbers and the limitations and risks associated with using Sorenson’s VRS to place a 911 call, please visit Sorenson’s website: www.sorenson.com/legal. For information on toll-free numbering, please visit https://sorenson.com/tollfree.