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Question: What is a "Relay Service?"
Answer: A relay service allows hearing people to call deaf people, and vice versa.
assistant (CA) answers your call then relay information back and forth between you and a
person who has a TTY or Video Phone VP (depending on which kind of relay
service you use).
Question: How do you find out if there is a relay system in your area and what
the phone number is?
Answer: Try looking in the front of your phone book under "Services for the
Disabled" or "relay services." You could call your local phone company or the
operator. You might call your State Office of Services for the Deaf and ask them. If
that doesn't work call your Public Service Commission. If that doesn't work then call the
main number at the capitol.
Perhaps the easiest method of all--if you know someone who is deaf--ask them, chances are they will
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