Telecommunications: VRS, VRI, TRS

National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes

  • Guidance

Telecommunications: VRS, VRI, TRS

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.

Topics

Distance Learning

Tele-Practice/Tele-Therapy

Language

Age Group

Elementary, High School, Middle School

Audience

Families, Local Education Agency, State Education Agency, Teacher

SSIP Phase

Costs

Free

Content Area

Behavioral/Social Emotional, Other