Sorenson Communications call center coming to Northrock

signSorenson Communications is coming to Wichita and will be the newest tenant at Occidental Management’s Northrock office building at 32nd North and Rock Road.

Sorenson offers communication products and services to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Spokeswoman Ann Bardsley says the company is the leading provider of Video Relay Services nationwide.

“We are establishing one of our VRS interpreting centers in Wichita,” Bardsley says. “We felt like Wichita was a key spot.”

Sorenson will occupy 3,500 square feet on Northrock’s main floor.

Brady Miller with Occidental Management handled the deal.

Bardsley says there’s increasing demand for the relay services.

“Long story short, the deaf have embraced the Sorenson video phones,” she says. “They can’t get their hands on them fast enough.”

Bardsley thinks that’s in part because the service allows the deaf and hard of hearing to use their first language, which is sign language.

Calls will be routed through Wichita to the entire country.

The center should open in late summer or early fall.