Individuals who have difficulty hearing over the phone can enjoy clearer conversations with Captioned Telephone. A Captioned Telephone works just like a standard phone, with one important difference: it displays word-for-word captions of what the other person says throughout the conversation.
Landline analog telephone service is required for traditional Captioned Telephone. Captions are also available on an Internet-based Captioned Telephone, as well as on a PC/Mac, smartphone or tablet.
Captioned Telephones have a variety of features to make phone conversations clearer and easier, including:
Captioned Telephones and other assistive telephone devices are available through the Maryland Accessible Telecommunications (MAT) program for qualified Maryland residents. Learn more about the MAT program.
You can also purchase a Captioned Telephone phone directly from the following third-party provider:
FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. 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.
Dial 877-243-2823 to get started.
When connected, give the Captioned Telephone Operator the phone number that you wish to call.
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