Project Spotlight – Project Endeavor
Recipient: Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.
Award Amount: $14,988,657
The recipient reported that these Recovery funds would be used to:
- Provide subsidized broadband access for up to 16,000 low income deaf/hard of hearing individuals;
- Provide notebook computers or other connecting devices for up to 45,000 eligible individuals to assist them in accessing broadband services;
- And provide web-based contact center training and support services in English and American Sign Language. This training will focus on understanding broadband technology, web-based video communication services and accessing commercial, social and vocational support services on the internet.
As of October, 2010, the recipient reported they have completed the programming, equipment installation and training for a fully operational call center that can handle voice, video and web-based customer support calls. The recipient has launched a website to support Project Endeavor, which contains program information, training videos, and a map depicting locations of public access videophones across the country.
Project Status: Less than 50% complete
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