1. Star VRSdb - Erica's Story


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    [Video Description: Fade from black. A black Deaf-Blind woman wearing a dark red shirt and red, white, and blue feathers in her hair sits on a living room couch. A white cane rests on the wall behind her. She signs in American Sign Language, “I was born Deaf and wore glasses with thick lenses growing up until the age of 13 when I became blind from glaucoma.” Cross fade to a close up profile shot of Erica looking back in memory. Cross fade to Erica signing, “We moved to Austin, Texas where I attended the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). I began attending this school on my 14th birthday. It was there that I began learning braille. A process that was very difficult for me and caused a great deal of frustration because it required patience that I did not have. Additionally I was learning to walk with a can which was also very difficult for me. Navigating using the cane was something that I had to get used to over time. But within just a few months of practice, I became a master at it!” Cross fade to a close up shot of Erica using an electronic refreshable braille display with ease. Cross fade to Erica signing, “I also attended Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) in Austin because I used American Sign Language (ASL). I attended half day classes at both TSD and TSDVI until I graduated from their High School programs. “ Cross fade to Erica signing, “In 2003 I moved to New York where I went to Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) and took classes on independent living skills like cooking, managing a budget, communication skills, job searching computer literacy, English proficiency, among other things. At the same time I worked for a year at a hospital for the nurses doing laundry. In 2004 I graduated from that program and return to Austin for a few months before relocating to Houston, Texas because I was looking for a change, new friends, and greater independence. Cross fade to Erica signing, “When I got video relay service I had to use it with the assistance of a support service provider (SSP) who would sit with me and interpret my calls. For years this is the way that I put up with using VRS. Cross fade to Erica signing, “Then I heard about video relay service for the Deaf-Blind that could be set up on my computer with the use of braille! I was thrilled and couldn't wait to receive it! At last someone came to install it and I was able to test it out. As I read the braille from the interpreter and signed to them as they voiced for me... I was wowed at how much more I liked it! It was such a new experience for me compared to using an SSP and calling through a video phone. With this I now had direct access to the VRS interpreter which allows me to have private conversations with family, health care providers, and others which is really important to me. Cross fade to Erica signing, “Now I am a free, independent woman!” *laughs* Cross fade to wide shot of Erica using VRS for the Deaf-Blind (VRSdb). She is wearing a peach sundress and sitting at a desk in front of a computer that is connected to an electronic refreshable braille display. On the screen is a white male VRS interpreter typing as Erica is reading the text through her braille display. She signs to the interpreter, “…dial 409-9…” Cross fade to Erica signing to the VRS interpreter, “...still brown and looks bad. It needs to hurry and be watered. I am gonna be going out to lunch with a friend...” Cross fade to close up shot of Erica in contemplation. Cross fade to Erica sitting at her desk signing to the camera, “My name is Erica and I shine as bright as a star coming down from heaven! Take care and my love to you all!” Cross fade to a black screen. White sparkling light spells out Star VRS in white script and a large white star appears at the end of the S. Next to the star the letters db appear in white script with a flash of white light. A black screen appears with white text reading, “© Hancock, Jahn, Lee & Puckett, LLC All rights reserved” Cross fade to a black screen with white text reading, “#SHINEBRIGHT For more information call 855-807-2224 or e-mail vrscare@caag4.com” Cross fade to black screen with white text reading, “Special thanks to Erica for sharing her story.” Fade to black.]

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    • Star VRS Logos


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      Logos for Star VRS and Star VRSdb

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      • Auf großer Tour nach Gemünd in der Eifel - 2015


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        Im Februar 2015 war ich auf großer Tour im VRS mit dem Karnevalsticket 2015, wo es hieß, 'Einen Tag Zahlen – Sechs Tage Fahren', im erweiterten VRS-Netz unterwegs. So habe ich Gemünd in der Eifel besucht. Meinen Rundgang habe ich am Bahnhof begonnen. Gemünd hat einen Bahnhof, der im Sommer von der Olfetalbahn bedient wird, wo unter anderen ein Ürdinger oder ein MAN Schienenbus anzutreffen ist. Natürlich habe ich in Gemünd den Eifelblick erklommen und von oben gefilmt. Im Anschluss daran habe ich noch einen Stadtbummel, einen Altstadtbummel und einen Bummel durch den Kurpark gemacht und habe mir noch den Rosenmontagszug in Gemünd gekönnt, mehr dazu in zwei Sonderteilen. Mit Musikausschnitten aus 1812 Overüre von Peter Tschaikovsky. Sound von Salamisound.de.

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        • Auf großer Tour nach IP Vogelsang - 2015


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          Im Februar 2015 war ich auf großer Tour im VRS mit dem Karnevalsticket 2015, wo es hieß, 'Einen Tag Zahlen – Sechs Tage Fahren', im erweiterten VRS-Netz unterwegs. So war ich zum Internationalen Punkt Vogelsang im Nationalpark Eifel unterwegs, einer ehemals militärischen Anlage in der Eifel. Kurz zur Geschichte, in den 1930er Jahren wurde die Anlage von den Nazis errichtet. Gegen 1945 war im Frauenhaus das Krankenhaus, wo viele Frauen entbunden haben, da das Leben in den umliegenden Städten wegen schwerer Bombenangriffe nicht mehr sicher war. Nach dem Krieg ist die Anlage von der belgischen Armee in Besatz genommen wurden. Nun soll diese Heute eine Gedenkstätte werden. Es ist wirklich ein weitläufiges Gelände zur Geschichte, leider finden da zur Zeit im Jahr 2015 umfangreiche Bauarbeiten statt. Sehr schöne historische Gebäude sind noch im Original-Zustand erhalten, teilweise schon seit gut und gerne 70 bis 80 Jahre. Musik mit Ausschnitten aus 1812 Overüre von Peter Tschaikovsky.

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          • Lehrgang Kommunales Mobilitätsmanagement


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            Ein gemeinsames Angebot vom Ministerium für Bauen, Wohnen, Stadtentwicklung und Verkehr des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen und dem Netzwerk Verkehrssicheres Nordrhein-Westfalen. Videoproduktion: Ideafilm, Andreas Schütte, Hamburg. http://www.ideafilm.de

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            • Vote for Barclays & SignVideo @ Tech4Good Awards


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              Barclays Bank has been nominated for Tech4Good Awards 2015 for providing access to deaf BSL users! Each Barclays branch has an iPad and when a deaf person walks in, they can communicate with staff through SignVideo on iPad. Yes, it is available in ALL Barclays branches in the UK! The judges decide who wins the Accessibility Award, but it's YOU who votes for the winner of the People's Award. We need your help! Go to www.tech4goodawards.com/vote and choose ‘Barclays Bank and SignVideo’. When you have voted, you will see social media icons such as Twitter, Facebook, email, etc. Make sure you share it to your networks with the hashtag #T4GBarclays - this will give us a better chance to win!

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              • Sainsbury’s brings SignVideo to Deaf BSL customers [Click CC for English subtitles]


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                Sainsbury’s is the first food retailer in the UK to bring SignVideo to its customer service centres – revolutionising the way deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact them. The year-long trial begins on 2nd June 2015 and enables deaf customers using BSL to contact Sainsbury’s call centres via a secure video interpreting service. Sainsbury’s is committed to ensuring the customer experience is as easy as possible for customers and this service means that deaf customers using sign language now call them instantly at no cost. How it works: The service allows customers to place a call to Sainsbury’s careline and grocery online contact centres via a free link on the Help Centre. It instantly connects deaf customers to a BSL interpreter who phones the call centre and relays the conversation in real time. The service will be available at all times Monday-Friday 8am-6pm and is free for deaf customers to use. Sainsbury’s already uses Text Relay which is used by many deaf and hard of hearing people. However, this will be the first time that deaf customers will have instant British Sign Language access when calling the supermarket. Previously, deaf BSL users had to rely on hearing friends or relatives to make the call for them. With SignVideo they can do it themselves from the comfort of their home, with waiting times less than 30 seconds. Tim Fallowfield, Company Secretary and Diversity Lead at Sainsbury’s said: “We pride ourselves on our customer service, and part of this is making sure it’s as easy as possible for all our customers to communicate with us about their shop. We already have induction loops in all our stores for hearing aid users, and we’re pleased to be trialling this innovative solution to make it even easier for our deaf customers to get in touch with us when they need to.” Jeff McWhinney, Chairman and Founder of SignVideo said: “Sainsbury’s has broken new ground in embracing SignVideo, a video relay service in BSL. They have been pro-active in seeking to ensure equality in their customer service experience for deaf BSL customers and SignVideo is looking very much forward to working with them to deliver high quality video interpreting services. By implementing this technology, Sainsbury's has shown the way forward for the food and retail industry and I hope that more will follow their example by opening up access to deaf BSL customers.”

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                • Oxfordshire Sensory Team works together with SignVideo [Click CC for English subtitles]


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                  Oxfordshire County Council (OCC), SignVideo and Sign Lingual are very proud to announce that from 1st June 2015 members of the Deaf community can contact the Council's Hearing Impairment Team in British Sign Language via a SignVideo 'BSL Live' link on the OCC website. BSL Live is a secure and easy-to-use British Sign Language (BSL) online video interpreting service provided by SignVideo. By simply clicking on a BSL Live icon on the OCC website, Deaf BSL users will connect to a professional BSL interpreter within minutes and have their call relayed to the Hearing Impairment Team. The Hearing Impairment Team is a countywide team of specially trained staff, offering advice and support on any type of hearing impairment. The Social Workers, Support Workers and Equipment Officers in the team have a wide experience of all issues relating to hearing impairment and are able to advise and support people of all ages with hearing problems, all of which can now be discussed in sign language through the BSL Live link Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4pm. "I'm extremely pleased to be able to implement BSL Live into Oxfordshire's Hearing Impairment Team service," said Neelam Ahmed, Sensory Impairment Team Manager of Oxfordshire County Council. "This is an exciting and innovative way of working and will enable our service to be accessible to Deaf BSL users in their preferred language." The aim of BSL Live for the Hearing Impairment Team is a starting point to quickly gather initial information and either offer advice, signpost to another service, or progress to offering a home or office visit to support the Deaf person. Currently there are times when information received from the Deaf person through text message, fax or email is not clear and it is difficult to ascertain what type of support the Deaf person is requesting and how urgent the request is. The use of BSL Live will provide clearer communication and enable workers from the Hearing Impairment Team to quickly assess what type of support is being requested and how this can be provided. The BSL Live service with the Hearing Impairment Team is currently for a one year trial period. If it is successful we will then consider implementing it on a permanent basis. Jeff McWhinney, SignVideo’s Founder and Chair said: "Due to lack of access to telephony services in sign language, Deaf BSL users often find it very difficult to make that important initial contact. OCC are to be praised for identifying this barrier and making sure that Deaf BSL users are able to fully access the Council's services in their preferred language. Councils across the UK should follow Oxfordshire's example and offer a range of ways for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people to get in touch with them in order to access information and to receive support and advice, including those who use British Sign Language." Find the BSL Live link here: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/sight-and-hearing-impairment

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                  • Jazor / Drain VRS Crew - BRASIL 2015


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                    • Skoda Octavia 2012 / 2013 Headlight Replacement


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                      Having checked a number of tutorials for this I found they were not correct for my model. Therefore I decided to make my own recording of how to do this... from start to finish takes approximately 10-15 minutes and requires no tools.

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