Program offers crisis help to the hearing-impaired
Relay Hawaii has established an Ohana Disaster Relief Support Program to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing victims who need to restore relay communication access.
Relay Hawaii is a state-funded telecommunication service provided by Sprint Relay. Hawaii users who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability are offered free services from Relay Hawaii to communicate with hearing people.
A Relay Hawaii Equipment Distribution Program is available for Hawaii users who need equipment repairs or replacement, including CapTel, Dlink Videophones, TDD and VCO phones.
Services also are available to those who lose power and need a car charger to recharge hand-held wireless devices to have access to wireless relay communication.
Relay Hawaii also will provide referrals to the nearest deaf and hard-of-hearing centers that have public communication access stations.
Customers may contact Todd Bader, Sprint account manager, who will provide support based on individual needs.
Contact him at 800-971-0133 or 866-618-7237 (wireless), or e-mail RelayHawaii@sprint.com.