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How to Use Your iPhone and iPod Touch with ZVRS-Learn with Dr. Z

Dr. Z at a recent Deaf Nation show met many customers who were interested in the Apple iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch for video communication. As can be expected with any new product, they had questions to ask and Dr. Z had both models on hand to demonstrate and they left our booth awed! This blog/vlog will explain how one should set up their iPhone 4 and iPod Touch so they can use it for video communication and also with the ZVRS video interpreter.

Some things one must do before you start using the iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch for video communication and they have to be done in this order:

  1. Set up an iTunes account on
  2. Set up a profile with ZVRS on (if you have done this already, no need to do this again.)
  3. Download the ZVRS app from the iTunes store.  It can be done in either of 2 ways, downloading it to your iTunes account on your computer and syncing it with your iPhone or iPod Touch OR click the “Applications” icon on your device, search “ZVRS” and then click “FREE” to  download it to your device.  It will ask for your password.  Use the same password you used when you set up your iTunes account with Apple.
  4. Enable FaceTime on your device by clicking  the  “Settings” icon and scrolling down to “FaceTime” and click FaceTime and turn FaceTime “ON.”

To make calls to other iPhone and iPod users, click contacts and click the button which has the FaceTime icon (video camera.)  You will be connected in about 15-30 seconds.

To make calls using ZVRS to a hearing person, click the ZVRS icon and use either “Call Contacts” if you already have that person’s phone number on your contacts list on your device or “Dial Number” if you are calling the hearing person just once or do not have that person’s number on your contacts list.

At this point, you should be all set to make calls and live “happily ever after.”

For more step by step information, you can click any of the following links:

If you have any questions, send a message to Dr. Z using the contact box on the upper left corner of this web page.

Dr. Z cares about your communication access.

Disclosure: Dr. Z is a contractor working with CSDVRS on several projects.

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