SOURCE: Sorenson Communications

Sorenson Communications

July 25, 2013 19:15 ET

Sorenson Communications' Video Center to Showcase Deaflympics Video Coverage

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Jul 25, 2013) - Sorenson Communications customers will enjoy weekday postings of the Deaflympics 2013 Summer Games, beginning July 26 and continuing through Aug. 4. Sorenson is sponsoring daily video recaps of the 22nd Summer Deaflympics, being held in Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as athlete profiles, produced by H3 Network Media Alliance. All stories will be offered through the Sorenson Video Center. Video coverage of the events will be signed in International Sign (IS) language and will include open captioning in English.

This Deaflympics is expected to attract record numbers of competitors in the 19 confirmed sports.

"As the leading provider of Video Relay Service, Sorenson is pleased to make the Deaflympics accessible to all users of Sorenson-enabled devices. Sorenson customers will have the ease and convenience of viewing the reports from their preferred device, whether it be an ntouch® videophone or one of their ntouch® mobile devices," notes Ron Burdett, Sorenson Communications vice president of community relations. "Sports are an important part of deaf culture, a way we deaf people come together to communicate and compete. These reports will be exciting viewing."

When introduced, the Sorenson Video Center ushered in a new era of videophone functionality. The Video Center offers multiple channels and innovative programming -- all available at no cost to users of Sorenson ntouch® products. In addition to educational and technical support videos, Video Center programming includes "Deaf Kids Network (DKN)," which offers popular shows like "Storytime" and "Hangout," targeted to preteens and teenagers, and focuses on American Sign Language, deaf history and topics related to growing up deaf in today's world. Another Video Center channel, "SIGNetwork," features "Cooking Simply," a cooking program, and episodes of "Deaf Perspective" and "SN News," which address current events and deaf-related subjects.

For more information on the newly-enhanced Video Center, visit

For more information on the Deaflympics 2013 Summer Games, visit

About Sorenson Communications
Sorenson Communications® ( 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.

If you choose Sorenson as your default provider, you can port your existing 10-digit number to Sorenson from another provider or Sorenson can provide you with one for the geographic area where you live or work. If you later change your default provider, you can port your number to that provider. When selecting Sorenson, you must provide to Sorenson the physical address (i.e., the Registered Location) from which you are placing the call, so that Sorenson can properly route any 911 calls you may make. If you move or change your location, you must notify Sorenson immediately. You can update your Registered Location from your Sorenson videophone by calling 800-659-4810 or by visiting Sorenson will confirm receipt of your Registered Location information. Emergency calls made via internet-based TRS may not function the same as traditional E911 service. For example, you may not be able to dial 911 if there is an internet-service failure or if you lose electrical power, and your 911 call may not be routed correctly if you have not updated your Registered Location. For more information on the process of obtaining 10-digit numbers and the limitations and risks associated with using Sorenson's VRS to place a 911 call, please visit Sorenson's website: For information on toll-free numbering, please visit