Still, people who already use smartphones for so many functions from e-mail to web browsing might find another useful form of communication in TTY
For example, staff must become familiar with such concepts as the relay operator system (TTY
), reading aloud documents for people with vision impairments and recognizing requests for modifications and accommodation.
Many electronic communication devices used by deaf and hard-of-hearing offenders require only a onetime purchase, such as televisions with captioning capability, vibrating alarm clocks, telephone amplifiers and TTYs
. In many cases, a change to policy and procedure, as demonstrated by the National Association of the Deaf's model policy on handcuffing, will satisfy ADA requirements for equal access.
Monroe, Suite 1800 Chicago, IL 60606 Voice: (312)726--6200 Voice: (800)221--6827 TTY
: (312)726--4258 Fax: (312) 726--1494 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.easter-seals.org
Even if a connection is made, hearing gays without a TTY
must phone their deaf lovers via telephone relay, a system by which an intermediary translates the speech to text for the deaf person's TTY
and the text typed by the deaf person into speech for the hearing person.
The current Massachusetts relay number, 1-800-439-2370 for TTY
calls and 1-800-439-0183 for voice calls, continues to be available for calls
Phone: 301-495-4484; 1-877-22NIAMS (free call) TTY
: 301-565-2966 Fax: 301-718-6366 E-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov Access: www.nih.gov/niams
Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service National Institutes of Health For more information about health and aging, contact the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Information Center at 1-800-222-2225 or 1-800-222-4225 (TTY
Voice (301) 496-7243; TTY
(301) 402-0252; Fax (301) 402-0018
The AT&T Advanced TTY
8840 telephone with screen for hearing-impaired consumers employs a new teletype, or TTY
, technology that allows the two people talking to one another through teletype to interrupt each other during conversation, something which was not possible before.
However, thanks to technology, a very simple device called a TEXTTELEPHONE (there are two recognized abbreviations, TTY
and TDD, of which the first is becoming the standard) allows phone communication.
Nevertheless, in the past two decades, many public libraries around the nation have started developing services for "the deaf" by using federal monies, such as are provided under the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA), to install text telephones (TTY
), to establish or expand a collection of books and videotapes about or for deaf people, to provide staff sensitivity training, and to make interpreters or storytellers available for library programs for all ages.