[tabi] FW: Information from Florida Telecommunications Relay - Are you Eligible for a Specialized Phone?

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  • Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 19:18:47 -0400



From: Laurie LoRe-Gussak [mailto:lgussak@xxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 2:46 PM
To: Laurie LoRe-Gussak
Subject: Information from Florida Telecommunications Relay - Are you
Eligible for a Specialized Phone?

Are you Eligible for a Specialized Phone?


Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) provides a variety of phones
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at no cost.  But did you know about the
other specialized phones that are also available at no cost for people with
speech disability, Deaf-blind, mobility-hearing impaired, and
mobility-speech impaired?  These specialized phones include:


Clarity XLT telephone is an amplified telephone for individuals who are
speech impaired and in some cases, also hard of hearing.  The telephone
consists of a special handset with a scroll switch to amplify the speech
impaired user's speech toward the other party over the phone.  The telephone
also has an optional volume, tone, and amplification boost adjustment to
allow a speech impaired, hard of hearing individual to use the phone.


DeafBlind Communicator (DBC) consists of two separate components that
deaf-blind users can easily carry wherever they go. The main unit is the DB
BrailleNote which is a BrailleNote mPower (Perkins and QWERTY models
available) with special deafblind software installed in it. The companion
unit is the DB-Phone which is a special cell phone with a visual display and
a QWERTY keyboard that also has unique deaf-blind software installed in it.
These two components communicate wirelessly with each other using Bluetooth.


The Ameriphone RC-200 Remote Controlled telephone is ideal for Deaf, Hard of
Hearing or Speech Impaired people who are mobility challenged.  Designed for
people with any degree of mobility and/or dexterity loss, Dialogue RC phone
makes using the telephone easier than ever before by letting users customize
the function of the phone by attaching one or more of the many remote
control accessories such as air switch or "mouse-style" remote control for
memory scanning, dialing, and answering from up to 40 feet away.


The GEWA 200 infrared voice controlled speakerphone is compatible for people
who are mobility-speech impaired communicating with a speech generating
device.  It allows users to make calls by dialing or from speed dial,
receive calls, place on hold, retrieve, or any other phone function.  


In order to qualify, applicants must be a Florida resident, at least 3 years
of age (5 years old for the text-based equipment), and be certified with a
hearing or speech impairment.  Please call FTRI at 1-800-222-3448 or visit
our office on 1820 East Park Avenue, Suite 101 Tallahassee, FL 32301, to see
if you qualify.


Thank you!


Laurie LoRe-Gussak

Executive Director

Florida Disabled Outdoors Association

(850) 201-2944 Ext. 1


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