What equipment is loaned?

Listed below are some examples of the type of equipment available through the TED Program. A Program Specialist will work with you to determine what equipment will best meet your needs. If standard equipment does not meet a client’s needs, we can provide specialized equipment in that situation.

Deaf | Hard of Hearing | Physically Disabled | Speech Impaired | Dual Disability

For those who are deaf

Light flashing signaler for video phones

Description: Light flashing ring signaler

Captioned telephones

Description: Captel 800

A telephone that uses speech recognition to caption the callers words on a display screen. This is designed to be used for someone who is severely hard of hearing or deaf but their speech is intelligible. 

Light Flashing Ring Signalers

Description: Light flashing ring signaler

This device is connected to the telephone line and a lamp that flashes to signal an incoming call.

TTY/TDD (Telephone Typewriter)

Description: TTY machine

A keyboard device that sends and receives typed messages through regular telephone lines.

For those who are hard of hearing

Amplified Telephones:

ClearSound CSC600W

A telephone with a built-in adjustable amplifier so the voice you hear is louder and clearer.

Accessories

ClearSound CS Quatro 360 KitAmplicon_-NL100-500

Cell phone*:

Jitterbug Touch 2
Open Greatcall cell phoneClosed Greatcall cell phone.

A simple, large-button cell phone with amplification.
*The TED Program will provide the equipment, client is responsible for paying for the monthly service plan.

Loud Ringers:

Description: Loud ringer

A device connected to your phone to make the ring a sound you can hear. You can adjust both the pitch and volume of the ring.

For those who are physically disabled.

Hands-Free Speakerphones:

Description: Hands-free speakerphoneImage of a speakerphone.

A telephone designed for people who have difficulty holding a handset or dialing due to a mobility limitation. This telephone includes features such as receiving calls by voice activation, speed dialing and scanning programmed numbers.

Accessories for Speakerphones:

Description: Speakerphone accessory

Description: Speakerphone accessory

Description: Speakerphone accessory

Description: Speakerphone accessory

Various accessories are available for the speakerphone and will be provided if needed.

For those who are speech impaired

TTY/TDD:

Description: TTY/TDD machine

Using a TTY and hearing carry over (HCO) through the Minnesota Relay, a person can hear what the other caller is saying and type what you want to say back to them.

Q-90 TTY

Description: TTY Machine

A TTY used with HCO through the Minnesota Relay, a person can hear what the other caller is saying and type what you want to say back to them. Accessories available with the Q-90 include a printer and speakers.

Speech Amplified Telephone:

Description: Speech-amplified phoneDescription: Phone hand set.

A telephone designed for people who have difficulty speaking loudly enough to be heard on the telephone. It makes their voice louder so the person on the other end can hear them better.

Speech to Speech (STS): For those who have speech that is difficult to understand, STS is available through the Minnesota Relay. To learn more about STS, or call 1-800-657-3775

For those who have a dual disability

Tactile Ring Signalers: This device activates a vibrating receiver when the telephone rings.

Description: tactile signaler

Amplified phones with large buttons:

Description: Amplified phone iwth large buttons.

An amplified phone with large buttons for those with visual impairment.

Braillephone:

Description: v-touch

A TTY with Braille read-out for deafblind people who use Braille.

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