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Captioned relay helps Debbie reconnect

24 February 2016

Debbie Watson was in her 40s, running her own proofreading business and volunteering as a bookkeeper for a charity when she started to struggle with using the phone. Partially deaf since she ...

NRS partners again with Young at Heart festival

23 February 2016

The NRS has teamed up with the Young at Heart Seniors Film Festival for the third year running as a festival partner and as sponsor of the Relay Service Short Film Awards. ...

NRS app wins international innovation award

11 February 2016

The NRS app was one of the international winners in the Best M-Government Service Awards announced at the World Government Summit in Dubai last night. The app won the international Social Affairs ...

NRS app finalist in global innovation awards

8 February 2016

The NRS app has been announced as a finalist in the third Best m-Government Service Awards presented in the United Arab Emirates. The global awards acknowledge innovative solutions in the field of smartphone ...

Use the NRS to call someone you love these holidays

23 December 2015

The NRS is open for relay calls every minute of every day right through the holiday period. 'Every day is an NRS day', said Deb Fullwood, Managing Director of NRS Outreach. 'Our ...

Talk to us about the NRS app at the Deaf Games

23 December 2015

The NRS will be partnering with next month’s Australian Deaf Games. The Games run from 9 to 16 January with more than a thousand Deaf and hearing-impaired people from all over Australia ...

NRS app turns one!

4 December 2015

The NRS app is celebrating its first birthday today this week. It was the first app in the world to provide access to a range of relay calls and support functions on ...

Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

3 December 2015

Today is a special day recognised around the world to promote an understanding of people with disability and to encourage support for their dignity and rights. NRS education coordinators will be celebrating ...

Some relay calls not available earlier on Tuesday

1 December 2015

Earlier this afternoon we were unable to connect customers' calls for a number of NRS call options. From around 2.20pm to 2.45pm Eastern Standard Time all call options apart from TTY calls ...

NRS gets out and about

27 November 2015

The last couple of months have seen the NRS outreach team travelling the country busy participating in conferences, workshops and expos. We have talked to hundreds of participants about how relay calls ...

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