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Accessible PracticesBest PracticesTTY/TDD
Symbol for telephone typewriter (TTY).

Following are links and publications we have found helpful.

Removing Barriers: Tips and Strategies to Promote Accessible Communication
http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncodh/Communicate.html
Removing Barriers is a publication of the North Carolina Office on Disability and Health (NCODH). It contains information on TTYs, etiquette for interacting with people with disabilities, web page design, audiovisual presentations, and print materials. Each topic is touched upon in enough depth to get you started on making communications more accessible. A hard copy can be ordered for a nominal fee from NCODH by calling 919/966-0868 or 919/715-2505.

Trace
http://trace.wisc.edu/docs/quick_sheets/qs31.html
This link takes you to a list of companies that make TTYs and computer software that can communicate with TTYs.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
http://www.ualr.edu/~dssdept/sh/dss.html#assist
The Disability Support Services department at this university explains how to use a TTY and outlines some points of etiquette.

U.S. Access Board
http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/telecomm-course.htm
This document explains how to use a TTY and lists common abbreviations used in TTY communications.

This web site is not intended to offer legal, architectural, engineering, or similar professional advice. Refer specific questions to an attorney or an ADA authority.

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