Telecommunications Relay Services and Assistive Technologies

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Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) is a telephone service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. There are several forms of TRS, depending on the particular needs of the user and the equipment available.  For an explanation of each of the different types of services listed below please go to the FCC website.

For a list of companies that provide access to each type of relay service please click on the appropriate link below.

Text-to-Voice TTY-based TRS (“Traditional”  /  7-1-1 / Tennessee Relay Service)
(Includes Voice Carry Over, Hearing Carry Over Services, and Speech-to-Speech (STS) Relay Services)

Speech-to-Speech (STS) Relay Services:

Shared Non-English Language Relay Services

Captioned Telephone Relay Services

Video Relay Service (VRS)

Video Remote Interpreting

Assistive Hearing Technology Companies

Accessible Wireless Devices

Speech to Text Apps

Video Messaging Apps

Sound Apps

Crosswalk Navigation App for Blind and Deafblind

Android Accessibility

Parent Resource Apps

Personal Amplifier

Updated: June 18, 2024