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Telecommunication Relay Service (TRS)

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">TRS) is a family of free services that lets people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or speech impaired independently place and receive phone calls.  A communication assistant (CA) "translates" between a text or sign language user on one side and a voice telephone user on the other.

This article covers the various types of relay services and how to use them.

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EnableTalk gloves allow sign language to speech

EnableTalk is creating gloves with embedded sensors that will allow a person using sign language to communicate via a computer-mediated voice.

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Website Lets You Search For Captioned Videos AND Learn Sign Language

Open Captions is a website that lets you search for captioned YouTube videos. As the video is playing, if you click on a word in the captions, a small window opens and shows you the ASL sign for that word.

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AT&T Updates Its Video Relay Service

AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2, which allows deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive Background Article on Relay.

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Top 10 iPhone Apps for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Thomsen Young compiled a handy list of the top 10 "most useful" iPhone apps for deaf and hard of hearing consumers. This is what he has to say about them:

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Sprint's Relay ID Pack

Sprint has put together a collection of apps, called the Relay ID Pack, specifically for their deaf and hard of hearing wireless customers.

The Relay ID Pack requires just one single download, contains:

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