Hearing Loss Individuals May Qualify to Receive a ClearCaptions Phone at No Cost

Individuals experiencing any form of hearing loss may qualify to receive a ClearCaptions phone at no cost. ClearCaptions offers real-time phone captioning that allows a person to see every word said on the call.

 

ClearCaptions is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certified telephone captioning provider. The captioning service is paid for through Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a fund which established the Telecommunications Relay Service. There is no cost to qualified individuals whose hearing loss inhibits their phone use.

 

IP captioned telephone service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally-administered fund.

 

For more information on the program, contact Andrea Koretz, Title IV ADA Specialist, 717-304-0756, andrea.koretz@clearcaptions.com, www.clearcaptions.com.

Pike County Area Agency on Aging

150 Pike County Blvd.

Lords Valley, PA 18428

570-775-5550

1-800-233-8911

Fax: 570-775-5558

Email: pikeaaainformation@gmail.com

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Pike County Government

Matthew M. Osterberg, Chairman

Ronald Schmalzle, Vice Chairman

Steve Guccini, Commissioner