TeleTypewriter (TTY) phones
Scope and Contents
The collection contains two Teletype phone communication systems with their corresponding cords and fone flashers contained in a black case. The items were donated by NTID Student Life Team. TTY stands for Text Telephone / Teletype Terminal / TeleTypewriter. It is a telecommunication device for the Deaf.
- Creation: ca. 1995-1998
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Historical Information: TTY
A TTY is a special device that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired use the telephone to communicate, by allowing them to type messages back and forth to one another instead of talking and listening. A TTY is required at both ends of the conversation in order to communicate.
To use a TTY, you set a telephone handset onto special acoustic cups built into the TTY (some TTY models can be plugged directly into a telephone line). Then, type the message you want to send on the TTY's keyboard. As you type, the message is sent over the phone line, just like your voice would be sent over the phone line if you talked. You can read the other person's response on the TTY's text display.
1.5 Linear Feet (1 carton containing 2 TTY's and their various components.)
The TeleTypewriter (TTY) phone collection consists of two phone systems. These are communication devices for the deaf. They were donated by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
The collection is arranged by components of the phones.
C.S. Mid-range, Shelf 336
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to RIT Archive Collections by the NTID Student Life Team in December 2011. Accession number(s): 2012:001
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in January 2012.
- National Technical Institute for the Deaf (Organization)
- National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Student Life Team (Organization)
- TeleTYpewriter (TTY) phones
- RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
- Jody Sidlauskas
- 24 January 2012
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