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Telecommunications for Deaf, Hearing, or Voice Impaired

ILLINOIS RELAY SERVICE is a 24 hour a day, seven day a week service in cooperation with the Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation. To call a person who is deaf, or voice impaired and uses a TTY, simply dial 7-1-1 or any of the convenient 800 numbers below. TTY's are special typewriter devices used by persons who are hard of hearing, deaf, or voice impaired to communicate over the telephone.

Give the Relay Operator the telephone number of the person you want to call.

Specially trained operators relay conversations between TTY users and hearing people who use a standard phone. The relay operator types the hearing person's spoken words to the TTY user. The operator then speaks the typed words from the TTY user to the hearing person.

Callers can reach the Illinois Relay by dialing 7-1-1 or:

TTY Users 800-526-0844

Voice Users 800-526-0857

TTY Spanish 800-501-0864

Voice Spanish 800-501-0865

ASCII 877-526-6680

Speech/Speech 877-526-6690

VCO Users 877-826-1130


2-1-1  Health and Human Services


4-1-1 Information


7-1-1 TDD and TRS



8-1-1 JULIE Call Before you Dig



9-1-1 Emergency services