The OCDAC Relay Service concept is best described using only two words; Simplicity and Sustainment.
A simple telecommunications relay system to function as a communication assistant between two parties one being with a hearing and/or speech disability to be used in place of a telephone.
Take the image below for example as if it was going to be seen on a website.
Frame 1 would carry a rotating advertiser banner.
Frame 2 would carry a rotating advertiser banner.
Frame 3 would carry the communication services being a text relay and, in these advanced times, a dual video for communication assistance using sign language. They will be in two functions chosen by the user, text or video. The text relay function will be fully automated text-to-speech and speech-to-text pretty much like the old text based California Relay service. The video function would utilize an open source dual video system.
Security elements to prevent fraud use would be as simple as banning IP's.
Since this receives funding only from rotating advertised sponsors, FCC rules and conditions is not going to apply.
And this simple relay concept can be implemented in any country of the world.
Call centers would be simple as laptops, webcams, and multi-line telephone system.
We have an AIM account "ocdacrelay" we established on May 31, 2002 at 1:26 PM Pacific Time for the purpose of introducing the IP relay concept to the deaf community. It is still active as an AIM account as of now. Its not functioning as a relay service at this time. I been getting dial requests as result of this blog posting.
Why "ocdacrelay" concept did not become a major relay service is due to a very sophisticated combination of theft and crab theory casted upon the innovator, Richard Roehm, by the sign language extremists and their cronies. And this is the very reason why our specialized communication services concept has a growing distrust by our current society because it is something that was stolen from a deaf person.
All the internet based relay services owe the Orange County Deaf Center a great deal of resources for being the stepping stones to a great communication access service widely used by the deaf and hard of hearing.