2006 News Archive

Sorenson Communications’ solutions have garnered a lot of media attention. See below for what press and analysts have said about Sorenson products and services in years past.


Those who can't hear phone can still 'talk,' watching TV

"At Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, attorney Sharon Caserta can meet in her office with deaf clients and communicate in free-flowing sign language."

Florida Times-Union David Bauerline, The Florida Times-Union, December 13, 2006 Read Full Article

Sorenson Videophone booth at Salt Lake International Airport

"There's something news at the Salt Lake Airport designed to make traveling easier."

KSL 5 TVBruce Lindsay, Nadine Wimmer, Amanda Butterfield, KSL 5, November 1, 2006 Download Video

Salt Lake International is getting new videophone booths, thanks to Sorenson Communications

"Salt Lake International is getting new videophone booths, thanks to Sorenson Communications. They're the first of their kind in the United States."

FOX 13 Bob Evans, KSTU FOX 13, November 1, 2006 Download Video

Salt Lake City International Airport is making it easier for the hearing impaired to make their travel plans

" . . . the Video Relay Service allows anyone who uses sign language to use their own language during calls to hearing individuals."

ABC 4Terry Wood, ABC 4, November 1, 2006

Videophones at airport ease travel for hearing impaired

"Finally, after a lifetime of deafness and using text telephones to send messages, Arthur Valdez had a telephone conversation Wednesday replete with the rich nuances of expression that most people take for granted."

The Salt Lake TribunePaul Beebe, The Salt Lake Tribune, November 2, 2006 Read Full Article

Airport videophones a first in U.S.

"When hundreds of deaf and hard-of-hearing athletes land at the Salt Lake City International Airport early next year for the Winter Deaflympics, they'll find they can do something never before done at an airport - place a videophone call to let loved ones know they've landed safely."

Deseret NewsAngie Welling, The Deseret Morning News, November 4, 2006 Read Full Article

In Utah, like the rest of the country, there's a shortage of people who know sign language

"In Utah, like the rest of the country, there's a shortage of people who know sign language. And that shortage affects every service that is required to provide interpreters. Salt Lake Community College says it can help. Samantha Hayes reports on a new program that is using state-of-the art technology to fill the need."

KSL 5 TVCarole Mikita, Bruce Lindsay, Samantha Hayes, September 28, 2006 Download Video

When Kris Frei wants to talk to a friend across the country, she simply sits in front of a Web camera and begins using sign language

"Thousands of Americans who are deaf are finding video relay to be an easier and cheaper alternative to making calls via text telephones, or TTYs. Like many deaf people sold on video conversations, Frei doesn't have use for a telephone anymore. "

Democrat and Chronicle Greg Livadas, Democrat and Chronicle, June 6, 2006 Read Full Article

In comments filed with the FCC this week in Consumer & Government Affairs Docket 03-123, several companies and groups said that the proposed 8% rate cut recommended by NECA

. . .at a time when the Commission is requiring service upgrades for VRS so companies can comply with new speed-of-answer rules and the allowing of consumers to call the interpreters of any provider could have a "chilling effect" on the industry that would be felt by those in the deaf community.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Ted Gotsch's TR Daily, May 18, 2006 Read Full Article