A major video relay service (VRS) provider have decided recently at its board meeting to outsource all interpreters jobs overseas in India, effective in January, to increase their profit margin, training them at low wages, without benefits. They are closing down all relay centers and giving out pink slips. "Our videophones are manufactured in India, so it fit with our decision to move our headquarter there, it's an opportunity to expand our operations in a global economy," according to the CEO. Its stocks soared on Wall Street upon the announcement.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.