March 15, 2016 14:05 ET

Sorenson Communications' Deaf History Month Profiles Today's Leaders

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Mar 15, 2016) - Today, Sorenson Communications launched its online "Deaf History Month" celebration at The online information and entertainment, focused on the Deaf community and produced by Sorenson, is available at no cost to anyone who has access to a computer.

This year, Sorenson, the leading provider of Video Relay Service (VRS) for deaf people who use sign language to communicate, will spotlight Deaf leaders. They include Howard Rosenblum, National Association of the Deaf CEO, Bridgetta Bourne-Firl, Deaf President Now movement leader, and Eric LeFors, Florida School for the Deaf and Blind (FSDB) head coach and Deaf Digest's 2013 Coach of the Year. In addition, Deaf History Month will feature Jomar Figueroa, FSDB student-athlete and Junior NAD leader, and a special "Deaf Perspective" featuring Linsay Darnall, Jr., owner of Darnall Consulting and co-founder of the Nebraska Deaf Heritage Museum and Cultural Center.

"Each March, Sorenson posts an online Deaf History Month celebration. And each September, we post an online Deaf Awareness Month celebration. These websites present insight into Deaf stories, folklore, culture, history and American Sign Language as well as other attributes that uniquely define the Deaf experience," notes Ron Burdett, Sorenson vice president of community relations. "This year, we think viewers will find the stories of Deaf leaders -- and how they are changing the world, informative and inspiring."

Last year's Deaf History Month website featured stories about audism and Deaf artists. That site can be viewed at

In 2010, Sorenson launched its first online celebration of Deaf Awareness Month by presenting a variety of videos that featured Deaf leaders who promoted causes and whose contributions were significant in the arts, athletics and communication. The 2010 Sorenson Communications Deaf Awareness Month celebration can be viewed by visiting

Past Deaf Awareness Month celebrations can be accessed by visiting the following websites:

Sorenson Communications
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