Advances in telecommunications have made it possible to convert phone conversations to easy-read captions for individuals with a hearing loss. How is this accomplished? During a telephone call, the words spoken to you appear on the phone’s screen. This is similar to captioning on TV. So when you make or receive a call the words spoken to you are not only amplified by the phoned so you can listen while reading everything that’s said to you.
Each call is routed through a call center where computer technology, aided by a live person, generates voice
to text translations. The captioning is real-time, accurate and definitely readable. The conversation is private and free. The Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service is regulated and funded by the Federal Communications Commission and is designed exclusively for people with a hearing loss. To learn more visit www.fcc.gov.
The phone is packed with features to make it easier to use, The keypad has large easy to use buttons. The volume can b adjusted and users can save captions for review later. It even has an answering machine that provides users with captions of each massage.
The phone connects to both your telephone and Internet service to give you the best of both worlds: voice and captions. The captions are provided by a free service that uses the Internet connection to automatically display captions for every call, quickly and accurately. Captions are available on calls within the United States only.The phones range from $75-to-149.