Protecting the right for Americans with hearing loss to access the technology they need to communicate.
The Clear2Connect Coalition comprises a range of disability advocacy and veterans service organizations committed to advocating for the right for Americans with hearing disabilities to communicate, especially those in underserved communities. Our goal is to represent underserved communities and present as a strong, unified voice to urge policymakers to protect access to essential communication technology, including Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS), also known as captioned telephone service, and Video Relay Service (VRS).
News & Updates
Michael O’Rielly for The Morning Consult: Congress Can Rejuvenate Communications for the Hearing Impaired
Despite unprecedented turmoil, America’s communications capabilities have thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is thanks in part to the brilliant performance of our advanced broadband networks and consumers’ embrace of cutting-edge technology that has enabled...
For me and so many deaf Americans, key to achieving these ideals is the ability to effectively communicate. That’s why, on the 25th anniversary of the ADA in 2015, I wrote about the importance of ensuring that the federally regulated Video Relay Service (VRS),...