ZVRS and Purple Communications Launch sivo®; Innovative Mobile and Desktop App Brings Seamless Video Communications for Deaf and Hearing Individuals

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ZVRS and Purple Communications today announced the release of sivo®, an innovative new app enabling seamless three-way video communications between Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, sign language interpreters and hearing individuals.

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Sherri Turpin, CEO of ZVRS and Purple Communications

Z&P is very pleased to introduce sivo® to both the hearing and Deaf worlds and to continue our ongoing work to increase communication access for all.

ZVRS and Purple Communications (Z&P) today announced the release of sivo®, an innovative new app enabling seamless three-way video communications between Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, sign language interpreters and hearing individuals. Free to both consumers and employers, sivo® allows all parties to appear on video throughout the entire communication experience and is the first solution to offer both real-time video interpreters and availability on all mobile and desktop devices.

ZVRS and Purple Communications are communications solution-makers dedicated to delivering the highest-quality and most innovative communication services to meet the unique needs of each Deaf and hard-of-hearing individual.

“Video technology matters now more than ever,” said Z&P CEO Sherri Turpin, CEO of ZVRS and Purple Communications. “With sivo®, both Deaf and hearing individuals can enjoy unparalleled conversation with their family, their friends and their coworkers. Z&P is very pleased to introduce sivo® to both the hearing and Deaf worlds and to continue our ongoing work to increase communication access for all.”

sivo® is a new real-time solution that allows Deaf and hearing individuals to see each other while on a video call whether they are on the go, at home or at work. Both the Deaf and hearing person can also see the video interpreter and the interpreter can also see both the Deaf and hearing individual. sivo®’s unique three-way solution with real-time video interpreters makes the conversation more open, transparent and barrier free for all.

Hearing people are no longer in the dark with sivo®, added Turpin, and Deaf individuals can now call their friends, families, clients and coworkers and see them and see their expressions, which is a critical part of the communications experience for anyone using a visual language like American Sign Language.

“I applaud ZVRS and Purple Communications for their mobile app release of sivo®,” said Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability: IN. “Technology is advancing and it’s imperative people with disabilities are not left behind. This app proves what we know – inclusion drives innovation.”

Deaf users of Video Relay Service (VRS) do not have to be part of the Z&P ecosystem to connect with a registered hearing user of sivo®. Z&P video interpreters can connect any deaf user on any provider’s device to a registered sivo® user. sivo® is available for download for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac.

ZVRS and Purple Communications are communications solution-makers dedicated to delivering the highest-quality and most innovative communication services to meet the unique needs of each Deaf and hard-of-hearing individual. Our commitment extends across hardware, software, and in-person solutions within these four areas of service: Video Relay Service (VRS), Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART), and On-Site Interpreting. These four pillars of service are the foundation of our commitment to the belief that every conversation matters. Whether it is at home, on the go, at school, or in the workplace, our mission is to grow and bridge two worlds with innovative, accessible communication solutions, creating more opportunities in our Deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

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AnnMarie Killian
Z&P
amkillian@zvrs.com

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