Instead of hanging up a handset, Shiran types "SK" to indicate she is signing off her teletypewriter (TTY).
No longer a huge teletype machine, today's TTY device is smaller than a laptop.
"The use of the TTY and the Relay Service opens the world to Shiran," says Adele.
Contact: www.fcc.gov /cib/dro / (888) 225-5322 (voice) / 835-5322 (TTY).
Contact: www.access-board.gov/ (800) 872-2253 (voice) / 993-2822 (TTY).
Contact: www.projectaction.org/ (800) 659-6428 (voice/relay)/ (202) 347-3066 (voice)/ 347-7385 (TTY).
What this means is that a person with a TTY who wishes to speak to someone without a TTY may call the relay number and have their typed conversation passed on vocally by the relay operator to someone without a TTY.
The TTY is a compact unit with a "typewriter-like" keyboard and a viewing screen (see Figure 1).
* Text telephone (TTY
): the term "TTY
" now comes back.
TTY prices range from $280-$500, depending on optional features such as built-in answering machines, printers and additional memory to store messages.
TTY relay services--available in every state and through major long-distance carriers--act as intermediaries between TTY users and users of standard telephones.