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Telecommunications: VRS, VRI, TRS


Distance Learning, Tele-Practice/Tele-Therapy

  • Age Group

    Elementary, High School, Middle School

  • Audience

    Families, Local Education Agency, State Education Agency, Teacher

  • Costs


  • Content Area

    Behavioral/Social Emotional, Other

This document provides an overview of the three primary telecommunication services in use today:

  1. video relay service (VRS),
  2. telecommunications relay service (TRS), and
  3. video remote interpreting (VRI). VRS and TRS are free programs regulated by the Federal Communications Commission,

and VRI is a fee-based service that satisfies the communication-related mandates of the Americans With Disabilities Act.