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<p>The Americans with Disabilities Act requires common carriers offering telephone services to the general public to increase the availability of interstate and intrastate telecommunication relay services to individuals with hearing and speech impairments.</p><br>
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<p>The [http://www.ada.gov/ '''Americans with Disabilities Act]''' requires common carriers offering telephone services to the general public to increase the availability of interstate and intrastate telecommunication relay services to individuals with hearing and speech impairments.</p><br>
<p>All common carriers of telephone services must offer non-voice relay services that interface with voice services.</p><br>
<p>All common carriers of telephone services must offer non-voice relay services that interface with voice services.</p><br>
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<p>The letters "TDD" stand for Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf. MCM refers to any portable device that gives "soft copy".</p><br>
<p>The letters "TDD" stand for Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf. MCM refers to any portable device that gives "soft copy".</p><br>
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<p>TTY means teletypewriter. The first telecommunication devices were actually Western Union teletypewriters (TTYs) with phone couplers. Now it is a generic term used by deaf people to refer to telecommunication devices in general. As a device, the advantage of a TTY is that it offers "hard copy" and can be filed for later use (which means the person does not have to constantly watch the display as the message is typed out). The disadvantage is that TTYs are generally not portable.</p><br>
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<p>TTY means teletypewriter. The first telecommunication devices were actually Western Union teletypewriters (TTYs) with phone couplers. As a device, the advantage of a TTY is that it offers "hard copy" and can be filed for later use. The disadvantage is that TTYs are generally not portable.</p><br>
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<p>The [http://www.fcc.gov/ '''Federal Communications Commission]''' enforces ADA Compliance for Telecommunications assistance for the deaf.</p>
<p>The [http://www.fcc.gov/ '''Federal Communications Commission]''' enforces ADA Compliance for Telecommunications assistance for the deaf.</p>
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Federal Communications Commission
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'''Federal Communications Commission'''<br>  
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</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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Public Information Service<br>
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'''Public Information Service'''<br>
445 12th Street, SW<br>
445 12th Street, SW<br>
Washington, DC 20554<br>  
Washington, DC 20554<br>  
(888) 225-5322<br>
(888) 225-5322<br>
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(202) 418-2555 (TT/TDD)<br>
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(888) 835-5322 TTY<br>
[http://www.fcc.gov/ '''www.fcc.gov''']<br>  
[http://www.fcc.gov/ '''www.fcc.gov''']<br>  
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<p>The [http://www.rehab.ca.gov/ '''Department of Rehabilitation]''' offers technical assistance and services for the deaf and hard of hearing. Informs businesses and agencies about requirements for the deaf and hard of hearing.</p>
<p>The [http://www.rehab.ca.gov/ '''Department of Rehabilitation]''' offers technical assistance and services for the deaf and hard of hearing. Informs businesses and agencies about requirements for the deaf and hard of hearing.</p>
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'''Department of Rehabilitation'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Department of Rehabilitation</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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2000 Evergreen Street<br>
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721 Capitol Mall<br>
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Sacramento, CA 95815 <br>
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Sacramento, CA 95814 <br>
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(916) 263-8674 (ADA specific)<br>  
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(916) 263-8674 ADA specific<br>  
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(916) 263-8672 (TTY)<br>
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(916) 263-8672 TTY<br>
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(916) 263-8671 (fax)<br>
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(916) 263-8671 Fax<br>
[http://www.rehab.ca.gov/ '''www.rehab.ca.gov''']<br>  
[http://www.rehab.ca.gov/ '''www.rehab.ca.gov''']<br>  
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<p> Telecom for the Deaf publishes an International Telephone Directory of the Deaf for individuals who want to communicate with others who are deaf.</p>
 
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'''Telecom for the Deaf'''<br>  
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<p>[http://www.tdi-online.org/ '''Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc. (TDI)'''] publishes an International Telephone Directory of the Deaf for individuals who want to communicate with others who are deaf.</p>
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814 Thayer Avenue<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc. (TDI)</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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8630 Fenton Street Ste 604<br>  
Silver Spring, MD 20910<br>  
Silver Spring, MD 20910<br>  
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(301) 585-3324 (TT/TTY)<br>
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(301) 589-3786<br>
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(301) 589-3006 TTY<br>
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(301) 589-3797 Fax<br>
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[http://www.tdi-online.org/ '''www.tdi-online.org''']<br>
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<p>The [http://www.usdoj.gov/ '''US Department of Justice]''', Civil Rights Division, Disabilities Rights Section enforces the law for deaf citizens.</p>  
<p>The [http://www.usdoj.gov/ '''US Department of Justice]''', Civil Rights Division, Disabilities Rights Section enforces the law for deaf citizens.</p>  
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'''US Department of Justice'''<br>
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">US Department of Justice</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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Civil Rights Division<br>   
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'''Civil Rights Division'''<br>   
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Disabilities Rights Section<br>
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Disabilities Rights Section<br>
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PO Box 66738<br>  
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950 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.<br>
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Washington, DC 20035-6738<br>
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Washington, D.C. 20530<br>
(800) 514-0301<br>   
(800) 514-0301<br>   
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(800) 514-0383 (TT/TDD)<br>  
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(800) 514-0383 TTY/TDD<br>  
(202) 307-1197<br>  
(202) 307-1197<br>  
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(202) 307-1198 fax<br>  
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(202) 307-1198 Fax<br>  
[http://www.usdoj.gov/ '''www.usdog.gov''']<br>   
[http://www.usdoj.gov/ '''www.usdog.gov''']<br>   
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<p>The [http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/ '''Department of Fair Employment and Housing]''' handles employment and housing discrimination.</p>
<p>The [http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/ '''Department of Fair Employment and Housing]''' handles employment and housing discrimination.</p>
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'''Department of Fair'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Department of Fair Employment and Housing</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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'''Employment and Housing'''<br>  
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(916) 478-7200 Within CA<br>
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(800) 884-1684 (employment)<br>
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(800) 884-1684 Employment<br>
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(800) 233-3212 (housing)<br>
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(800) 233-3212 Housing<br>
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(510) 622-2945 Outside of CA<br>
[http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/ '''www.dfeh.ca.gov''']<br>
[http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/ '''www.dfeh.ca.gov''']<br>
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<p>The [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ss/dh/ '''California Department of Education]''' provides Deaf and Hard of Hearing resources, schools, pending legislation, and contact information for state sponsored programs.</p>
<p>The [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ss/dh/ '''California Department of Education]''' provides Deaf and Hard of Hearing resources, schools, pending legislation, and contact information for state sponsored programs.</p>
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">California Department of Education</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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1430 N. Street<br>
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Sacramento, CA  95814<br>
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(916) 319-0800<br>
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(916) 445-4556 TTY/TDD<br>
[http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ss/dh/ '''California Department of Education]'''<br>
[http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ss/dh/ '''California Department of Education]'''<br>
   
   
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<p>The California School for the Deaf is a public school for deaf students preschool through high school. Dormitories are available for students who do not live at home.</p>
<p>The California School for the Deaf is a public school for deaf students preschool through high school. Dormitories are available for students who do not live at home.</p>
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'''California School for the Deaf'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">California School for the Deaf</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
3044 Horace Street<br>  
3044 Horace Street<br>  
Riverside, CA 92506<br>  
Riverside, CA 92506<br>  
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(909) 782-6500<br>  
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(951) 782-6500<br>  
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(909) 782-6509<br>
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(951) 782-6509<br>
[http://csdr-cde.ca.gov/ '''Riverside School''']<br>
[http://csdr-cde.ca.gov/ '''Riverside School''']<br>
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'''California School for the Deaf'''<br>
 
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39350 Gallaudet Drive.
 
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Fremont, CA 94538
 
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(510) 794-3666 voice
 
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(510) 794-3672 TTY
 
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(510) 794-2409 Fax
 
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http://www.csdf.k12.ca.us/ '''Fremont School''']<br>
 
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<p>'''Publications available:''' None are offered by the Consumer Information Center</p>
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">California School for the Deaf</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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<p>'''See also:''' None</p>  
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39350 Gallaudet Drive.<br>  
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<p>'''Other referrals:''' Disabled and Discrimination</p><br>
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Fremont, CA 94538<br>
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(510) 794-3666 voice<br>
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(510) 794-3672 TTY<br>
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(510) 794-2409 Fax<br>
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[http://www.csdf.k12.ca.us/ '''Fremont School''']<br>

Latest revision as of 19:17, 8 March 2011

809-Federal Communications Commission

DEAF

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The Americans with Disabilities Act requires common carriers offering telephone services to the general public to increase the availability of interstate and intrastate telecommunication relay services to individuals with hearing and speech impairments.


All common carriers of telephone services must offer non-voice relay services that interface with voice services.


The letters "TDD" stand for Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf. MCM refers to any portable device that gives "soft copy".


TTY means teletypewriter. The first telecommunication devices were actually Western Union teletypewriters (TTYs) with phone couplers. As a device, the advantage of a TTY is that it offers "hard copy" and can be filed for later use. The disadvantage is that TTYs are generally not portable.



The Federal Communications Commission enforces ADA Compliance for Telecommunications assistance for the deaf.

Federal Communications Commission
Public Information Service
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
(888) 225-5322
(888) 835-5322 TTY
www.fcc.gov


The Department of Rehabilitation offers technical assistance and services for the deaf and hard of hearing. Informs businesses and agencies about requirements for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Department of Rehabilitation
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 263-8674 ADA specific
(916) 263-8672 TTY
(916) 263-8671 Fax
www.rehab.ca.gov


Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc. (TDI) publishes an International Telephone Directory of the Deaf for individuals who want to communicate with others who are deaf.

Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc. (TDI)
8630 Fenton Street Ste 604
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 589-3786
(301) 589-3006 TTY
(301) 589-3797 Fax
www.tdi-online.org


The US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disabilities Rights Section enforces the law for deaf citizens.

US Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Disabilities Rights Section
950 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
(800) 514-0301
(800) 514-0383 TTY/TDD
(202) 307-1197
(202) 307-1198 Fax
www.usdog.gov


The Department of Fair Employment and Housing handles employment and housing discrimination.

Department of Fair Employment and Housing
(916) 478-7200 Within CA
(800) 884-1684 Employment
(800) 233-3212 Housing
(510) 622-2945 Outside of CA
www.dfeh.ca.gov


The California Department of Education provides Deaf and Hard of Hearing resources, schools, pending legislation, and contact information for state sponsored programs.

California Department of Education
1430 N. Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 319-0800
(916) 445-4556 TTY/TDD
California Department of Education


The California School for the Deaf is a public school for deaf students preschool through high school. Dormitories are available for students who do not live at home.

California School for the Deaf
3044 Horace Street
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 782-6500
(951) 782-6509
Riverside School


California School for the Deaf
39350 Gallaudet Drive.
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 794-3666 voice
(510) 794-3672 TTY
(510) 794-2409 Fax
Fremont School



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