Awards

Sorenson Communications is committed to providing the highest-quality service and to offering innovative communication technology. The following is a list of honors Sorenson Communications has received.


Deaf Illinois Award

November 2011

Sorenson Communications is the 2011 winner of the Deaf Illinois Award for "Best VRS Provider." Sorenson has won this award every year for the last three years. Deaf Illinois Awards are given for a broad range of deaf-related topics. Some of these topics include: deaf services, deaf entertainment and education, government agencies, hearing and deaf advocates - even politicians! Sorenson Communications is honored to receive the Deaf Illinois Award for best VRS provider.


Glimmer of Hope

November 2010

Sorenson Communications received DeafHope's "Glimmer of Hope" award at the organization's annual fundraising dinner, held in February 2010. The award was given to Sorenson Communications for its support of DeafHope's advocacy efforts. A California non-profit organization, DeafHope provides assistance to deaf women and children who are survivors and secondary survivors of domestic or sexual abuse.


SWDSC

November 2009

The Southeastern Wisconsin Deaf Seniors (SWDSC) awarded its 2009 Leadership Award to Sorenson Communications for service to deaf, hard-of-hearing and deaf-blind seniors living at the Water Tower View apartments. Sorenson donated VP-200® videophones for each of the 43 units in the complex and for the Water Tower View's management office.


Deaf Illinois

April 2009

Sorenson Communications was named “Best Video Relay Service” by the Deaf Illinois Awards. Sorenson also received the award, presented every two years, in May 2007. The award is presented in recognition of efforts to improve communication access as well as for efforts to support the deaf community.


GKC

December 2008

The Greater Kansas City chapter of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (GKC-ADARA) presented Sorenson Communications with its Outstanding Community Service Award. The honor recognizes Sorenson for distributing Sorenson VP-200 videophones, providing Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®) and establishing SVRS Interpreting Centers, including one in Overland Park, Kansas.


Cal-ed

March, 2008

Sorenson Communications recently received the 2008 California Educators for the Deaf (CAL-ED) Contributor of the Year Award. The honor was presented for outstanding contributions to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in the areas of education and supporting the “field of deafness” for at least three years.


UAD

September, 2007

Utah Association for the Deaf (UAD) presented Sorenson Communications with its highest honor, the 2007 Golden Hand Award, which recognizes Sorenson’s substantial contribution to the betterment of Utah’s deaf community.


TDI

August, 2007

Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI) honored Sorenson Communications for its second-generation videophone, the Sorenson VP-200. TDI presented Sorenson with the Andrew Saks Engineering Award, which recognizes outstanding design, electronics or engineering that improves access to telecommunications for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.


SWDSC

June, 2007

The Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) For Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults presented Sorenson Communications with a plaque of appreciation for its generosity in providing technology and support to the educational facility over the past few years. Sorenson donated 33 VP-200 videophones and televisions to accompany them to the HKNC for use by deaf-blind students and deaf-blind and deaf staff members who use Sorenson Video Relay Service.


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