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TTY and Specialty Communication Equipment

Telecommunications Relay Services

“Telecommunications relay services for people with hearing or speaking disabilities link telephone conversations between individuals who use standard voice telephones and those who use the text telephones (TTYs). Calls can be made from either type of telephone to the other type through the relay service.”

Telecommunications Relay Service – TRS | Federal Communications Commission (fcc.gov)

CaptionCall is an internet-based service free for people with hearing loss through a program funded by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). On CaptionCall, the live phone conversation appears in easy-to read text on a large screen.

https://captioncall.com/faq

Local Relay Services

“States provide relay services for local and long-distance calls. Consult your local telephone directory or list from the FCC for information on the use, fees (if any), services, and dialing instructions for your area.

https://www.usa.gov/disability-financial-support#item-36877

TTY Operator and Directory Assistance Available

Call toll-free 1-800-855-1155

Other TTY services may be found in your local telephone directory

Check the introductory pages of your local telephone directory for additional TTY services.”

https://www.usa.gov/disability-financial-support#item-36877

Federal Relay Service

“The Federal Relay Service (FRS) is a program of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). It provides access to TTY users to conduct official business nationwide with and within the federal government. The toll-free number is 1-800-377-8642. For more information on relay communications or to obtain a brochure on using the FRS, please call toll-free 1-800-877-0996.”

https://www.usa.gov/disability-financial-support#item-36877

 

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