Speech to Speech (STS) is a specialized relay service for use by persons who have difficulty speaking. It involves the use of specially trained Communication Assistants (CAs) who understand the speech patterns of persons with speech difficulties and can repeat the words spoken. STS gives persons with speech difficulties an efficient alternative to using a TTY (text telephone, where the user must type in what s/he wishes to say). To access Speech-to-Speech service, simply dial 711 or the toll-free STS number at 877.735.1007.
For more information about STS services, visit the Relay Iowa website, the Hamilton Relay website, or the FCC website.
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