D.C. Relay Service
- The D.C. Relay Service facilitates communications between persons who use a text telephones (TTY) and persons who use a voice telephone.
- A person who is either deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech disabled types his or her conversation using a TTY. A Communications Assistant at the D.C. Relay Service relays the written material from the TTY to the hearing person by reading it over a voice telephone. For the other end of the conversation the Communications Assistant relays the hearing person's spoken words verbatim by typing them to the TTY user.
- The D.C. Relay Service also has Communications Assistants who are bilingual (Spanish).
- The Communications Assistant is a trained professional in relaying conversations. The Communications Assistant maintains strict confidentiality about the conversation under professional ethics, company policy, and Federal Communications Commission regulations.
- To access the relay service dial 711.
Contact - D.C. Relay Service