Saturday, January 7, 2012

Protest in Canada

Demonstrations are planned this Friday (Jan 13) in Canada over plans to shut down a government video relay phone service. The service has been active for a year and a half on a trial basis in British Columbia and Alberta, but that comes to an end next weekened (Jan 15). The CRTC, which governs the country’s telephone industry, used several million dollars to fund the trial, employing some 150 sign interpreters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What is up with Canada? Don't they agree that the deaf people have the same rights as a hearing person? Therefore why can't they leave the Videophone going as long as it provides equal assess to the deaf person?