SOURCE: Sorenson Communications

Sorenson Communications

September 04, 2012 11:00 ET

Sorenson Communications' Deaf Awareness Month Highlights Contributions of Deaf Visionaries

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Sep 4, 2012) - During the month of September, Sorenson Communications will present "Deaf Awareness Month," a special online commemoration that offers information about deaf community, leaders and history. The celebration, which began online today, at www.sorensonvrs.com/aware, coincides with the World Federation of the Deaf's "International Week of the Deaf," held during the last full week of September. Content will be added to the Deaf Awareness Month site throughout September.

Sorenson's 2012 celebration of Deaf Awareness Month will include:

  • Profiles about people and organizations that have had an impact on deaf and hearing communities
  • Information about sign language and the deaf tradition of storytelling
  • Spotlights of accomplished deaf athletes
  • Information on people who are today's deaf changemakers

In 2010, Sorenson launched its first online celebration of Deaf Awareness Month by presenting various videos that featured deaf leaders who promoted causes and whose contributions were significant in the arts, athletics and communication. Sorenson also celebrated deaf historian Jack Gannon and sponsored, along with the VRS Interpreting Institute (VRSII), a special Young Artists Contest to encourage deaf children in artistic endeavors. The 2010 Sorenson Communications Deaf Awareness Month celebration can be viewed by visiting www.sorensonvrs.com/aware2010

"Sorenson Communications is pleased to provide information that focuses on the unique contributions of deaf people to America and to the world," notes Ron Burdett, Sorenson Communications Vice President of Community Relations. "Sorenson is intent on preserving deaf history as well as documenting current deaf culture. We hope today's and future generations of deaf and hearing people will enjoy stories from inside and close to the deaf community."

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 new 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® Mobile, an application empowering SVRS communication via mobile devices; and Sorenson IP Relay® (SIPRelay®), a text-to-speech relay service.