Speech-to-Speech National Relay Service for people with speech disabilities

Most people are aware of the relay service available for individuals with hearing impairment. Many have even had experience using the service. Are you aware there is a similar service for individuals with a speech disability? This free telephone relay service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This service is Speech-to-Speech or STS. It is available to all citizens of the USA, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand and Sweden and does not require any typing in order to access the service.

Speech to Speech provides communication assistants for people whose speech is difficult to understand on the telephone. You can use the service for any type of phone call you require. There is no registration process; all you need to do is pick up the phone and dial 711 and request a Speech-to-Speech operator. The service can be requested by friends, family and businesspersons to make a call to you as well.

For more information go to http://www.speechtospeech.org/about_us.html

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