Thursday, January 13, 2011
National Relay Service Limited by Floods
The National Relay Service has advised of interruptions to relay services that its service for connecting people with hearing or speech impairments by phone has reduced operating capacity due to the Queensland floods and is giving priority to emergency calls. The service is based in Brisbane and so this is effecting calls nationwide. ACMA have issued a media release ("Floods disrupt National Relay Service", 2/2011 – 12 January2011), including a version in Australian Sign Language (Auslan).