From the CHHA National’s Office ….

Over the past few months, an important issue has surfaced which needs immediate attention:

Captioning Telephones

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is working hard to bring CapTel telephones to Canada. This telephone combines the convenience of a telephone with the text capabilities of the internet showing you the incoming caller’s words in text form in real time as captions on your CapTel telephone or over the internet. Your callers do not have to dial a special number to connect to the captioning service like they do with the TTY phone. They call your own number and the captions simply come up automatically on all calls incoming or outgoing. During your phone conversations text is displayed word-for-word in caption form of everything the caller says on the telephone’s built-in screen. A petition has been started to show support in bringing CapTel phones to Canada.

Download this petition and return to the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association immediately to show your support for this type of technology.

If you are interested in obtaining multiple signatures for this petition, please contact the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (chhanational@chha.ca).

To learn more about CapTel, visit their website at http://www.captel.com