Virginia becomes 1st state to offer ASL video chats for COVID-19 call center

Summarized by Matthew Dehler, staff writer

The state of Virginia is making great strides towards adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic for everyone. One such advancement is a new, online face-to-face service. Using this, Deaf and hard of hearing people can ask questions about COVID vaccinations and other aspects of the virus. This Vaccine Call Center will hopefully educate the deaf community of Virginia further about COVID-19. The center also has several deaf people employed in its service, which helps diversity and creates more jobs.

Read the full article here: https://wtop.com/virginia/2021/04/virginia-becomes-1st-state-to-offer-asl-video-chats-for-covid-19-call-center/

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