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Volume control phone
This symbol indicates the phone has a hand set with adjustable volume control.
This symbol indicates that TTY-compatible devices are available that allow users to communicate over a telephone line, using text. A special telephone operator assists with communication with hearing people.
This symbol indicates that Sign language interpretation is provided by a certified interpreter for lectures, tours, performances, conferences or programs.
Assistive listening devices (ALDs)
This Symbol indicates that devices are available that make communication easier in difficult listening environments. They are used to minimize the effects of noise, echoes, and distortion when a hard of hearing person must listen to speakers at a distance or a noisy place.
The symbol indicates that a television set has a built-in or a separate decoder which transcribes dialogue to text on the screen.
This symbol indicates the translation of dialogue and other sounds appears in print on a film, video or television.
Communication Access Realtime Translation
This symbol indicates that text interpretation of the dialogue/voice is transcribed on a screen or TV monitor with the aid of computer assisted technology.
International Symbol of Access for Hearing Loss
It may be used when access is provided for people who are deaf, deafened, or hard-of-hearing.
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