Speech-to-Speech is a service for people with speech disabilities.
If you have a speech disability and live in the USA, you can now use a free† telephone relay service, available 24 hours a day. This service is similar to the TTY service available to the hearing disabled except that it does not require typing.
This service, called Speech-to-Speech (STS), provides communication assistants (CA's) for people with difficulty being understood by the public on the telephone. It is available for business, medical, and personal communication.
STS is easy to use, available from every phone and no registering is required.
Just pick up the phone and dial 711 and request a Speech-to-Speech Operator. Your family, friends and business acquaintances can call you and use the STS services just as easily. There are two training videos, one with the consumer talking and one with the consumer using an Alternative Communication Device (AAC). Click here to view. On the same page you can find STS access numbers for all states.
This website is maintained by Speech Communication Assistance by Telephone, Inc. (SCT). We are a non-profit organization (501c3) dedicated to helping people with speech disabilities learn to use the telephone with the assistance of Speech-to-Speech.
† (Free with normal long distance charges)