SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Apr 8, 2011) - Sorenson Communications, the leading provider of Video Relay Service (VRS) for deaf and hard-of-hearing people who use sign language to communicate, today praised the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Video Relay Service (VRS) Fraud Order. The order, which further defines specific VRS rules and practices for VRS providers, was issued April 6, 2011.

"Sorenson recognizes the efforts of the FCC to secure and protect the integrity of the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund," says Paul Kershisnik, Sorenson Communications Chief Marketing Officer. "VRS providers, including Sorenson Communications, are charged to provide access to functionally-equivalent communication services for deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans in an efficient and ethical manner. FCC guidelines like those included in this latest Fraud Order, which define appropriate VRS practices, are imperative for the health of the VRS industry and are important efforts to secure and protect the integrity of the Fund."

The order can be accessed by visiting

About Sorenson Communications
Sorenson Communications® ( is a provider of industry-leading communications services and products for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. The company's offerings include Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®), the highest-quality video interpreting service; the Sorenson VP-200® videophone, designed especially for use by deaf individuals; Sorenson IP Relay® (SIPRelay®), a text-to-speech relay service; ntouch PC, software that connects users to SVRS by using a PC and webcam; and ntouch Mobile, an application empowering SVRS communication via a mobile device.