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.