The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Choose Purple VRS

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The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing praises Purple’s history of promoting equal communications and creating innovative communications on a variety of different platforms.

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Purple Communications believes equal communications access is a right, not a luxury.

We chose Purple because they have a long history of promoting equal communications access to deaf and hard-of-hearing people, and are innovators in new pathways of communications -- the leader in providing VRS.

Purple Communications™, Inc., a leading provider of innovative communications for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired, has partnered with the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACDHH), providing Purple Video Relay Services (VRS)* through desktop computers and public videophones, along with other Purple product and services, to commission employees, as well as Arizona deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals utilizing the many resources ACDHH offers.

“We chose Purple for a number of reasons,” ACDHH Executive Director Sherri Collins explained. “Not only do they have a long history of promoting equal communications access to deaf and hard-of-hearing people, but they are innovators in new pathways of communications – the leader in providing VRS, Personal Voice Greeting features and PurpleMail™.”

The ACDHH provides a variety of services and resources for Arizona deaf and hard-of-hearing residents, including telecommunications relay services, telecommunications equipment distribution programs and other initiatives, working closely with community leaders to determine available resources and improve services to better serve deaf and hard-of-hearing citizens throughout the state.

“It’s an honor working with ACDHH and Sherri Collins,” said Purple Vice President of Sales Mark Bella. “She works hard to ensure Arizona deaf and hard-of-hearing residents have equal accessibility across the board – through communications, employment opportunity and community services – her leadership and ability to create strong partnerships plays a huge role in improving quality of life. We’re thrilled ACDHH chose Purple for their communications services.”

“Thankfully, with the advances in modern technology, communication has become much easier for the deaf and hard of hearing – now it’s a matter of stressing the importance of having these avenues of communication readily available to all who need them,” Collins said. “For those without any form of hearing loss, they may not think to have a conversation using sign language. For those with hearing loss, it can be a great struggle – one made much easier with advanced communications technology like Purple VRS.”

*Purple Video Relay Services (VRS) provides deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and business owners a means to communicate over video desktop and mobile devices with hearing individuals in real time using American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. This service is free to our deaf and hard-of-hearing customers. To see how Purple VRS works, click here.

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"@PurpleComm promotes equal communications and creates innovative communications" /@AzCDHH's Executive Director Sherri Collins.

"@AzCDHH ensure's AZ's #Deaf and #HoH residents have equal accessibility, including communications, employment, and services" - @markbella.

About Purple

Purple Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of video relay and text relay services, on-site interpreting services, and video remote interpreting. Offering a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of businesses and customers, Purple’s vision is to enable free-flowing communication between people, inclusive of the differences in abilities, languages or locations. For more information on the company or its services, visit Purple, P3, the hands logo and the Purple logo are registered trademarks of Purple Communications, Inc. Other Names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) was established in 1977 in order to improve the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing residents. Its purpose is to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sector, accessibility for these communities, and to serve as a statewide information referral and resource center on issues concerning people with hearing loss. ACDHH aspires to be a national leader in communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state of Arizona. For more information about ACDHH's programs and services, please visit


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