Larry Scott collection of deaf studies publications
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of an NTID publication titled Speechreading Strategiesfrom 1984, and Teletypewriters Made Easy! by Teletypewriters for the Deaf, Inc. from 1974.
- Creation: 1939-1963, 1974, 1984
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
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.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 folder - two publications in 1 legal size document box)
This collection consists of a NTID publication titled Speechreading Strategies, Teletypewriters Made Easy! by Teletypewriters for the Deaf, Inc.
The collection is two items.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These publications were donated to the RIT Archives by Larry Scott in June 2013. Accession number(s): 2013:044
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in July 2013.
- Larry Scott collection of deaf studies publications
- RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
- Jody Sidlauskas
- 3 July 2013
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