Saturday, August 1, 2009

Captioned Telephone

Captioned Telephone service is available in Louisiana starting today. It’s like closed captioning only for the telephone. Callers are able to view word-for-word captions of their telephone conversations. An operator type the conversation as it progresses in real time. The service is availabel through a CapTel phone developed by Ultratec based out of Madison, Wisconsin. The device is especially designed for those who want to use their own voice over the phone but have trouble hearing the other people. The Louisiana Relay Administration Board approved the service and will over a demonstration next Saturday at the Louisiana Relay Service Center in Baton Rouge. A CapTel phone costs useres $99.