TTY to Voice

TTY to Voice Use Image

7-1-1 or 1-800-735-2989

A person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-disabled uses a TTY to type his/her conversation to the relay operator who then reads the typed conversation to a hearing person. The relay operator relays the hearing person's spoken words by typing them back to the TTY user.


TeleBraille Image

7-1-1 or 1-877-826-9348

Deafblind relay users often use special TTYs equipped with TeleBraille. Specially trained relay operators are familiar with deafblind users and trained to provide effective solutions to their calling needs.

Text Pacing:
This feature is specific to TeleBraille users. During these relay calls, the relay operator types at a regular pace and the message comes across on the user's telebrailler at a rate of 15 words per minute. This allows the user to achieve a more readable rhythm. It is set at this default words-per-minute rate unless the deafblind user requests increased or decreased rates of text in increments of 5 words per minute.



7-1-1 or 1-800-735-2991

Computer users can also access Relay Texas directly.

Set your communications software to the following 
protocols regardless of baud rate:

All baud rates:

  • 8 Bits
  • No Parity
  • 1 Stop Bit
  • Half Duplex

It may be helpful to set your "time out" to 100 seconds.

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How Does TTY Relay Work?

How Does TTY Relay Work?

1. TTY user types her conversation to relay operator. 
2. Relay operator then voices TTY user's typed message to voice user.

3. After voice user says "Go Ahead" or "GA", it is TTY user's turn to respond. 
4. Relay operator voices TTY user's typed message back to voice user.

How does TeleBraille Relay Work?

How Does TeleBraille Relay Work?

1. Deafblind user types his conversation to relay operator. 
2. Relay operator then voices the typed message to voice user. 

TeleBraille Relay Diagram

3. Relay operator types the voice user's conversation to deafblind user. 
4. Deafblind user "reads" the conversation through a TeleBraille device.

TeleBraille Relay Diagram 2