Any of you probably do not receive the e-message along with the video enclosure from the SnapVRS company.
After viewing Jeff Rosen, the General Counsel for the SnapVRS as a company spokeperson within the enclosed video message. He and the SnapVRS seems had many good points about how the NCEA's proposed rate for finanical operation reimbursement often do not reflect the true cost of daily VRS operational cost.
Here is the enclosed video message from the SnapVRS for your viewing and leave your thoughts on this blog posting. Please do not engage in any personal attacks or degrading comment upon the SnapVRS. Always am a believer in the freedom of expression, but we
need to regulate our sayings within the social civility. Thanks.
The upcoming RLMDEAF blog posting will be an OPEN LETTER TO THE FCC AND NCEA regarding the low-income deaf individuals being left out of the VRS access due to the inconsistent telephone discount rates offers to hearing low-income individuals in many states. The deaf ASL users do not have much opporunity with the "functionally equalivent" access to the VRS while hearing low-income individuals obtain the special telephone discounts for voice telephone users. Such an existing inequality within deaf ASL users and hearing individuals whose are below the poverty level.
The Obama adminstration and anti-poverty organizations and national broadband propoents and deaf VRS customers would be more than happy to push for the higher TRS fund reimbursements in exchange for the free VRS equipment distribution and technical help for the deaf low-income individuals.
Still the real necessity of bringing the deaf low-income ASL users into the world of VRS where everyone have an equal access to the benefits of VRS uses regarding their income difference.
Robert L. Mason (RLM)