Over 200 folks gathered at the Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia on July 7, 2010 for a private event hosted by ZVRS. Tim Rarus took the stage and talked about the history of video relay service. “In the old days before the TTY,” he explained, “if you wanted to make an appointment with your doctor, you either had to find a neighbor to make a phone call or drive to the doctor’s office to make the appointment.”
Now… imagine… today…
“You reach in your pocket and pull out your iPhone4 and you make a call using video relay. Yes, today, it is now possible with ZVRS to make a video relay call!”
Three people from the audience, including Gallaudet president, Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz, made historical video relay calls from the stage. It was absolutely amazing to watch each of them communicate via using a cell phone– how many of us have dreamed of that day? The day is here!
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