Right now I'm sitting here with a puzzled look on my face. I have a nice Sorenson VP 200 machine with dials phone numbers, not IP numbers.
Then I'm picking up this web page which is spilling out across the 'net in the emails:
As far as I could see before I got my VP 200, I've seen VP 100s where you had to call Sorenson VP 100s via an IP address.
Heck, I've seen some VP 100s and VP 200 have an ability to call both an IP address and the normal 10 digit phone numbers.
My current VP 200 does the whole 10 digit number but not IP address. So that's odd. Does it prevent me from dialing a IP address? That's something of an experiment I may want to try later with my current VP.
Having experienced 3 years ago that D-linksys VP system does not work with Sorenson VP system, I had missed out on a wonderful job opportunity. I would, in fact, make a statement that Sorenson needs, not only to provide 10 digit numbers to ALL of their VP 100s and VP 200 clients and end the VoIP address, but also allow access to other different VP providers as well.
Clearly to say: If hearing people can talk on land line phone lines to Cell Phone users (and vice versa), then we, the Deaf Community, seek the same opportunity that we should be able to use a VP system that has no discrimination of VP providers and be able to communicate with the entire deaf community and a system of relay services.
Equal access promotes Equal rights of everyone between the deaf and hearing communities.
But if Sorenson is making it clear that we can only communicate with other Sorenson users, then that's wrong. Why be limited? In the age of the TTY machines, we could dial 10 digit numbers.
Now in the age of the VideoPhones, we should have that same access as well for everyone.
Sorenson must end it's "exclusive restriction". We shouldn't have to buy two or more different systems just because our friends have those products. We should be able to communicate anywhere!
If you feel that this petition is needed to be passed around, then consider to sign it. Otherwise, I think we ought to have Gallaudet stop construction on the Sorenson building until Sorenson gives us total access to everywhere we need to communicate with. (agree or disagree on that if you like).
Till next time: