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Telecommunication Resources

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Relay Texas provides telephone interpreting service between individuals who can hear and those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind or speech-disabled. Relay Texas agents have equipment that enables them to hear a speaking caller and also read the text sent by a text telephone (TTY) user.  This service is available for Texans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  There are no restrictions imposed on Relay Texas calls.  Texas and United States laws ensure confidentiality for relay users and operators.

Sorenson VRS

Sorenson Video Relay Service (VRS) is a free service for the deaf and hard of hearing community that enables anyone to conduct video relay calls with family, friends, or business associates through a certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter.  A VRS system is located on the 3rd floor of Alkek Library and is available for use by any member of the university community or library visitor. If you are interested in using the VRS system stop by the Periodicals/Media Desk to check out the VRS remote control activation device. 

A Sorenson phone is also located in the Academic Services Building - South 201 (ASB-S 201)