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IVèS awarded for Video Relay Service in France

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French Government launches a one year trial to make phone call accessible to 500 deaf people.

 

Crolles, February 7, 2014 - After winning the project Insign to make available the European Commission & Parliament to deaf citizen, IVèS, in partnership with Websourd, has been awarded to launch a Video Relay Services in France for deaf users. The budget of the project is around 2.8 million and is financed by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

A one year trial phase will let 500 deaf users to make phone call through real-time translation in French Sign Language, LPC or real time text based on IVèS total conversation platform. This trial must lead to broaden the use of the service to all deaf in France.

 

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