IP Relay allows individuals to make text-based Relay calls using their computer, Web phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), smartphone or any other Internet-capable device. Users must have Internet access to use IP Relay. To learn more about IP Relay and available IP Relay providers, visit http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/trs-providers.
VRS allows individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing to communicate with others using American Sign Language (ASL). Once a connection is made, a Video Relay interpreter translates the user’s sign language into spoken language or text for the other person to hear or see. When the other person responds, the interpreter translates his or her words back into ASL for the VRS user. To use VRS, a high-speed Internet connection and one of the following are required:
To learn more about VRS and available VRS providers, visit http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/trs-providers.
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