Portal Video Calls Can Now Have a Sign Language Interpreter Onscreen

Meta now offers Video Relay Services on Portal to help the deaf and hard-of-hearing communicate more easily with family, friends, and coworkers.

A step up from the text-based Telecommunications Relay Services, VRS links users with a qualified onscreen interpreter, who volleys the conversation back and forth in American Sign Language with the deaf party, and by voice with the hearing party. The feature was made possible through a collaboration with ZP Better Together, which offers video interpreting and communication solutions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Read the rest at https://www.pcmag.com/news/portal-video-calls-can-now-have-a-sign-language-interpreter-onscreen.

Note: Meta was formerly Facebook.

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