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Thanks to the generosity of
the Jamestown's ALLTEL telephone company,
the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System has a Krown TDD with a built-in printer for patrons to borrow for a two-week loan period.
A Telecommunication Device for the Deaf - or TDD is a compact device that uses computer technology, a typewriter keyboard and a letter display and/or printer to allow deaf or speech impaired persons to converse over telephone lines without the need of an interpreter. Calls can be made directly to another person having similar equipment or - through an easily accessible New York State Relay System - to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
TDD's are not commonly known to the public because they are rarely displayed and range from approximately $250 to $600 to purchase. They also require some instruction and practice before their use becomes comfortable. Most frequently, our patrons request the loan of a TDD to evaluate if such a device might be an appropriate investment for them. Our TDD is also borrowed for temporary needs and special instances.
ARRANGEMENTS TO BORROW OUR TDD MUST BE MADE THROUGH OUTREACH SERVICES. PLEASE CONTACT:
Pat Johnson, Outreach Coordinator
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System
106 W. Fifth Street
Jamestown NY 14701
Phone: 484-07135, EXT. 243
Email to: email@example.com
A borrower must fill out an application form and show proof of identity and address: such as a Driver's License or an envelope with a postmark indicating that s/he had received mail recently at the given address. We must also have the name, address and phone number of a contact person through whom we can call and leave a message for the borrower.
Full instructions come with the TDD, however, the Outreach Librarian at CCLS may also be scheduled for a preliminary introduction to its care and operation. For an appointment, contact Helen Bolton at the address, phone or email listed above.