Protecting the right to communicate for Americans with hearing loss

Americans with hearing loss have the right to pick up a phone and connect with the outside world

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What is IP CTS?

IP CTS lets people with hearing loss speak during a phone call and read captions on a specialized device when the other person responds. Cutting-edge speech recognition technology, along with skilled transcribers, is used to provide this live service.

Caption phones are vital to many Americans with hearing loss

Americans with hearing loss depend on this service to connect with loved ones, doctors and even emergency responders.

If the FCC restricts this program it will hurt Americans who rely on it

The FCC is worried about the growing use of this program, but limiting access or funding could hurt Americans with hearing loss. That isn’t the answer.

Washington policymakers are considering limits on caption phone services

The FCC is considering changes which could destabilize this program by restricting consumer eligibility, forcing consumers to use unproven technology, or taking other actions to reduce consumer choice and competitive options. Clear2Connect wants to ensure all qualified Americans with hearing loss have access to these critical services.

IP CTS phone lets senior keep in touch

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Advocacy Groups Gather for Clear2Connect Kick-off Meeting

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IP CTS Helps Businessman Connect with Customers

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How does IP CTS work?

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Why is IP CTS use growing?

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Why IP CTS is important for veterans and military families

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Knoxville TV Station Explores How Seniors Are Using Caption Phones to Stay in Touch

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Consumers to FCC: IP CTS is critical

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Members of the Clear2Connect Coalition

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Aging Well: Captioned telephones help hard-of-hearing

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United Spinal Association
World Institute on Disability
The Viscardi Center
National Minority Quality Forum
National Association of the Deaf
Hearing Loss Association of America
Home Care Association of America
Easterseals DC MD VA
Code of Support Foundation

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