- By Clay Ragan
- Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015
March is Deaf History Month
March is Deaf History Month and Forsyth County Public Library would like to celebrate by highlighting our Video Relay Services, an Assistive Technology for people who are Deaf. Video Relay empowers the Deaf community to communicate with both deaf and hearing family, friends and business contacts.
Forsyth County Public Library uses Sorenson Communication's Video Relay Services, where the Deaf user signs to an interpreter though video conferencing software. The interpreter then speaks on the phone to a hearing user, who speaks back to the interpreter to have the message translated in sign language to the Deaf user.
Video Relay is available at our Walkertown Branch Library during regular library hours. Video Relay Service is free, available on a first come, first serve basis; and it is not limited in the number of calls or how long calls take.