Still using TTY terminals for your deaf inmates?


TTY terminals have been ruled obsolete by multiple courts and no longer meet the combined requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the National Rehabilitation Act (NRA), and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) – thus putting your facility at risk of costly protracted lawsuits. Video Relay (VRS) has replaced TTY terminals and is, in fact, a requirement for your deaf and hard of hearing (HoH) inmates. Tidal Wave Telecom’s SecureVRS® provides a corrections grade “front end” which protects the public from unauthorized calls being made by deaf and HoH inmates.




Secure Video Relay Service (SecureVRS®) system allows deaf inmates to connect through a highly secure environment to licensed video relay operators.

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Why Do I Need It?

TTY for deaf inmates is obsolete and no longer meets minimum requirements. SecureVRS® eliminates legal risk and meets the compliance requirements which aremandated by the ADA, NRA and PREA.

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