NRS app finalist in global innovation awards

8 February 2016

NRS app welcome screen

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 applications, mobile web, SMS and wearable technology around the world.

Shortlisted in the international Social Affairs category, the NRS app is running against fellow Australian innovators National Public Toilet Map and Sortli.

The NRS app was launched in December 2014, marking a big change in the way people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can make phone calls.

‘We are so proud of this app and what it means for our users,’ said Managing Director of NRS Outreach Deborah Fullwood.

‘We are the first relay service in the world to provide access to a range of relay calls and support functions via a single app for smartphones or tablets.

‘Being shortlisted for this international award is a great honour. It highlights our achievement and hard work in ensuring people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment are as mobile on the phone as everyone else.’ 

The final awards winners will be announced at the Word Government Summit Award Ceremony on Wednesday 10 February in Dubai. 

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