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Communication Assistance / TTY / Captioning

Bell Atlantic donates specialized telephone equipment for people on a fixed income who need assistive listening or communication devices. For an application or more information, please call 800 974-6006 (Voice/TTY). There is also a loaner TTY program available through the New York City Public Libraries. For more information on these loaner programs please contact the Public Library in your borough.

All HANDS IN MOTION Professional Sign Language Interpreters,LLC
104-60 Queens Blvd, Suite 7A
Forest Hills, NY 11375
V 718.997.0472

All HANDS IN MOTION Professional Sign Language Interpreters,LLC represents qualified Speech-to-Text transcribers. Service Provision is both personally and professionally attuned to the consumer and client company/agency. Demonstrations are available upon request.

Accessibility Services, Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street, 2nd Floor,
New York, NY 10016
212.340.0843 (Voice), 212.340.0931 (TTY)

Lifelinks Video Relay Service

Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road (at Briggs Avenue), 3rd Floor,
Bronx, NY 10458
718.579.4244 (Voice), 718.579.4253 (TTY).

Lifelinks Video Relay Service

Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc.
8719 Colesville Road, Suite #300
Silver Springs, MD 20910
Voice 1 (301) 589-3786
TTY (301) 589-3006
Fax (301) 589-3797

Publishes a nationwide directory of TTY numbers, as well as oversees telecommunication matters of the deaf in the U.S. involving closed captioning, TTY relay systems, 911 access, visual alerting systems, and telecommunications.

The Caption Center
475 Park Avenue South, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Voice 1 (212) 545-0854
TTY (212) 545-8546
Fax (212) 545-0957

Provides closed captioning for television programs, commercials, and public service announcements, music videos, industrial videos, and training videos.

National Captioning Institute
New York Office
545 5th Avenue, Room 1403
New York, NY 10017
V/TTY (212) 557-7011
Fax (212) 557-6975

Provides captioned television programs and home-video movies for the hearing impaired. Captions can be seen when NCI’s decoder is connected to any TV set. The toll-free number for the decoder distributor nearest you is Voice 1 (800) 533-WORD.

League for the Hard of Hearing 
50 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Voice (917) 305-7700
TTY (917) 305-7999
Fax (917) 305-7888

The League for the Hard of Hearing, founded in 1910, is a private, not-for-profit rehabilitation agency for infants, children, and adults who are hard of hearing, deaf, and/or speech impaired. The League’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people with varying degrees of hearing loss, providing hearing, and speech rehabilitation and human service programs for the hearing or speech-impaired and their families.

Red Acre Hearing Dog Center
Box 278
Stow, MA 01775
V/TTY (508) 897-8343

Trains and places shelter dogs with deaf individuals. Dogs are trained to alert owners to everyday sounds, such as smoke alarms, telephone/TTY, doorbell, and alarm clocks.

International Hearing Dog, Inc.
5901 E. 89th Avenue
Henderson, CO 80640
V/TTY (303) 287-3277

Provides hearing dogs custom-trained according to individual needs. Additional training for wheelchair users is available.

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