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Telecommunications and Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Devices and Software

Fast Facts

Telecommunication technology has significantly changed the communication landscape for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. For more than 40 years, text telephones (TTY) and amplified phones were their only options. Today, videophones, Smartphones, and instant messaging most often replace the TTY as preferred communication tools.

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