Scams and the Caption Phone System

Added May 7, 2016: EDITORS CLARIFICATION: To clarify an error in this article: the “scams” described here do NOT occur with captioned telephone service (CTS),  including CapTel Captioned Telephone and other reputable telephone services which had no involvement in the preparation of this article.   The fraudulent behavior described in this article has been reported with…

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Captioning for the Deaf: Where Did It Come From?

Captioning of television and movies is a staple of the environment these days.  Something that young audiologists of the 1970s were not able to recommend to their patients to enjoy entertainment as well as educational films.  Later, at least in the US, with a “decoder” device hooked to the television hearing impaired individuals could actually interact…

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