- STS Relay
STS Relay is the Speech To Speech Relay Service available to any
telephonecallers or callees with speech disabilityand to those who wish to talk with them.
Telephone STS Relay in the US
"STS Relay" is available via 711 in the
U.S.; in a telephone call, first dial 711, then ask for STS. A trained communication assistant will ask you what number you want to call. The assistant will repeat what the caller with the speech disability is saying. The callee can then respond. The caller can then reply. The communication assistant will "revoice" the caller's message. The callee then responds in this three-way assisted phone conversation.
In other countries
The service is available in
Australia, and in some sections of Sweden, and in other nations on a trial basis. STS Relay on the PSTN(public switch telephone network) is available for those who need telephone call assistance because of a speech disability.
STS Relay first became available in the US in
California, in 1997; the service became available nationally March 1, 2001.
May 12, 2006, the University of Wisconsin - Madisonawarded Robert Z. Segalman, Ph.D (UW 1972), an honorary Doctor of Sciencefor his work in creating Speech To Speech.
* [http://www.speechtospeech.org SpeechToSpeech.org]
DrSTS@comcast.net -- this email address is intended for the use of those who need information on how to use Speech to Speech on the telephone in their daily lives
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