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Sorenson Communications

September 09, 2013 13:01 ET

Sorenson Communications Announces Winners of Deaf Students Art Contest

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2013) -  Today, Sorenson Communications announced the winners of the "I Love Learning Because..." Deaf Students Art Contest. The three winners were from the Indiana School for the Deaf. The prize for winning entries was an iPod touch®. Two winners were selected in the 5- through 10-year-old age category. They were Joseph and Jazelina. The winner of the 11- through 14-year-old age category is Metztli. A slideshow of the winning and honorable mention contest entries can be viewed at www.svrs.com/aware2013#art_contest.

The "I Love Learning Because..." Deaf Students Art Contest, open to American deaf and hard-of-hearing students ages 5 through 18, was designed to encourage artistic expression and to encourage students to think about learning. The contest was held as part of Sorenson's annual Deaf Awareness Month online celebration, presented in September. The winners were announced as part of Sorenson's celebration of deaf schools and learning. 

"Sorenson received many outstanding contest entries this year," notes Ron Burdett, vice president of community relations for Sorenson Communications. "We want to thank all those who participated!" 

"Sorenson's Deaf Awareness Month seeks to preserve and document Deaf history as well as current Deaf culture so today's and future generations of deaf and hearing people can learn from it," says Burdett. 

To join Sorenson's 2013 Deaf Awareness Month celebration, visit www.svrs.com/aware. To view past Sorenson online Deaf Awareness Month celebrations, visit www.svrs.com/aware2012 and www.svrs.com/aware2010.

About Sorenson Communications
Sorenson Communications® (www.sorenson.com) is a provider of industry-leading communications products and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. The company's offerings include Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®), the highest-quality video interpreting service; the Sorenson ntouch® VP videophone, designed especially for use by deaf individuals; ntouch® PC, software that connects users to SVRS by using a PC and webcam; ntouch® for Mac®, software that connects users to SVRS by using an Apple® computer; ntouch® Tablet, which turns the Apple iPad® with a front-facing camera into a larger-screen mobile VP; and ntouch® Mobile, an application empowering SVRS communication via mobile devices.

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