Designed for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and can speak for themselves, CapTel works like any other telephone – with one important difference. Using the latest in voice recognition software, the CapTel phone displays every word the other person says. So you can listen to what is being said while reading word-for-word captions of your conversation on the CapTel phone’s display screen.
Best of all, the captioned telephone service is free*!
CapTel phones are available in a variety of models to best meet your needs. All models feature a brightly-lit display screen for captions with adjustable font sizes and colors. All models also include indicator lights, speed dial, answering machine, and Caller ID.
Use this helpful guide to determine which CapTel phone is right for you:
Requires analog telephone service
|Choose the CapTel 840 if:
Connects to both your telephone service and Internet service
|Choose the CapTel 840i if:
Designed for people with low vision or who have difficulty reading standard-sized captions
|Choose the CapTel 880i if:
Designed for people who are comfortable with touch-screen technology
|Choose the CapTel 2400i if:
All CapTel phone models are available to Virginia residents for a special rate of just $75. No-cost and reduced-price CapTel phones are also available to those who qualify through the Technology Assistance Program (TAP), administered by the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH).
For more information, or to obtain your CapTel phone, please call VDDHH at 1-800-552-7917 (V/TTY).
CapTel is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc.
*Long distance charges may apply.