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TDD Access

TDD access provides a telecommunications device to a student with hearing loss so they can communicate over the telephone through written messages.

TDD stands for "Telecommunications Device for the Deaf". It is a device that allows students with hearing loss to communicate over telephone lines through typed messages. All states have a telecommunications relay service so if a faculty member needed to communicate by telephone, an operator would speak written messages from the student using a TDD, and then type the spoken words from the faculty member without a TDD. The Services for Students with Disabilities office is responsible for providing TDD access to students who require it.



The student is responsible for notifying the services for students with disabilities office if they use a telecommunications device for the deaf. Students should also notify the services office if there are any problems with TDD access.


Faculty do not have any responsibilities for this accommodation.


The services for students with disabilities office is responsible for coordinating with housing services to provide TDD access to students who need it.


Related Functional Characteristics

Hearing Loss : TDD allows students to communicate via telephone via a keyboard device, LCD screen, and/or printer.

Deafness : TDD access allows students with deafness to use a telecommunications display device to make and receive phone calls.

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