TEXTNET TTY Information
What is it?
It is a specialized Centrex-like TTY telephone service designed to provide interactive communications in the business environment with people who call using TTY devices and removes barriers within the work environment to empower employees who are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech restricted to participate fully.
As a telecommunications service, it qualifies for funding in the E-RATE Priority One funding category. E-Rate qualification makes it very easy and affordable for K12 schools at all levels to order, install and afford TEXTNET and equal access to education.
As an accommodation to individuals using TTY it qualifies small Businesses for the Disabled Access Credit of 50% of the cost of the service.
Who Can Use It
What are the Advantages?
How Can I Get More Information?
How Can I Try It?
Call to arrange a free demonstration of the TEXTNET TTY service. There are two ways to try TEXTNET: 1) request a free 30-day demo and 2) establish a pilot program at a reduced rate. Option one is to test a free demo. A demo system can be established and access will be emailed to you for installation on the PCs of the participating member of your evaluation team. Most demos remain active for 30 days.
Option two is to subscribe for service in a segment of the organization under a pilot program with reduced pricing. In large a consortium, corporation or state contract it is possible to develop a broader pilot program to evaluate the service for a reduced fee and for a limited time. Contact Dianne Janega below for more details.
How Much Does it Cost?
Pricing for TEXTNET varies depending on the size of the system and the number of users and is a monthly fee like telephone services. In many cases accessibility is equal to or less than commitments for analog lines and traditional style TTYs. Call HITEC 1 630 327-3558 to discuss your needs and get pricing estimates
Who Should I Contact?
Director, Sales and Market Development
1 800 536 8890 TTY
1 800 288-8303 Voice
1 630 321 2324 Direct
Thetelephone service provides a seamless link between the public switched telephone network and the Internet infrastructures that are installed in virtually every school. TTY telephone calls that originate on the telephone system are routed through thetelephone switching center onto the school system’s LAN or WAN. TTY calls are received and/or originated on the appropriate PCs. No additional hardware or networks are required. Installation is straightforward and involves five basic steps • determining the number of simultaneous access lines
• determining the number of users
• loading user software
• determining call flow and phone number routing
• providing basic training to users.
is a specialized centrex-like TTY telephone service designed to provide interactive communications with people who use TTY devices. As a telecommunications service, qualifies for funding in the E-RATE Priority
One funding category. E-Rate
qualification makes it very easy and affordable for schools at all levels to order, install and affordand equal access to education.