“The Purple VRS kiosk fits perfectly with ACC’s objective to create an environment where all are welcome, all are included, and any barriers are eliminated to help our students attain their dreams.” ACC Director of Special Population Steven Christopher
Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2011
Purple Communications™, Inc. (OTC: PRPL) (“Purple”), a leading provider of innovative communications solutions and services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, has partnered with Austin Community College (ACC), providing on-campus Purple Video Relay Service (VRS) to deaf and hard-of-hearing faculty and students.
“We strive to make all of our programs and services accessible to all members of the community,” explained ACC Director of Special Populations Steven Christopher. “The newly installed Purple VRS kiosk is a key piece in providing deaf and hard-of-hearing students, faculty and staff access to public communications technology that many hearing individuals take for granted.”
In addition to offering Purple VRS on PCs, Macs, laptops, iPod touch and Android and iPhone 4 smartphones, Purple also develops VRS kiosks designed for larger-scale, public use, like college campuses, ensuring communication is always readily available.
“Purple believes communication is a right, not a luxury, and that’s the primary reason why we do what we do – hearing people often take for granted how easy it is to make or receive a call, but for deaf and hard-of-hearing people like myself, it can be challenging,” said Purple Director of Large Accounts Sam Costner. “This is an issue ACC is very sensitive of, and like Purple, believes its students, faculty and staff should ALL have equal access to communications. We are excited to be included in their overall mission to ensure just that.”
With approximately 200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and 20 deaf and hard-of-hearing faculty and staff, Christopher said the response at ACC has been extremely positive.
“Because Purple’s technology integrates with Internet, email, mobile, video and voice, they are ecstatic that they now can communicate freely with others as needed,” he said, adding, “The Purple VRS kiosk fits perfectly with ACC’s objective to create an environment where all are welcome, all are included, and any barriers are eliminated to help our students attain their goals and dreams.”
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Purple VRS works on the following smartphones and computers:
T-Mobile® Sidekick® 4G
Motorola Atrix™ 4G
Dell™ Streak™ 7
T-Mobile myTouch® 4G
Samsung™ Epic 4G
Samsung Galaxy Tab™
Nexus S from Google
Dell™ Streak 5
T-Mobile Samsung S 4G
iPod touch® (fourth generation)
Price and Availability
All Purple apps are free and available now at http://www.purple.us/trynow.
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