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Public access videophone at CLC

Stephanie Nutt and Josh Peek, both of Pillager, sampled the public access videop

A public videophone installed at Central Lakes College on the Brainerd campus across from the computer commons will mean better access for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community at CLC. 

This site was selected because of its location that is always open and which can serve as a public access point for anyone attending community events on campus. It is made possible by Project Endeavor, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

The project operates with an emphasis toward deaf and hard-of-hearing job seekers and also those transition students transitioning from “school to work” programs. The purpose is to bring Internet services to America’s deaf and hard-of-hearing community. 

Communication Service for the Deaf received a grant to improve broadband access, and CSD contributed Public Access Videophones to organizations such as CLC at no charge, providing the recipient agrees to provide broadband service. 

CLC is currently the only public site to have a PAV between Duluth and St. Cloud.