Definition of textphone in English:

textphone

Line breaks: text|phone
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛkstfəʊn
 
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noun

A telephone developed for use by people who are deaf or hard of hearing, having a small screen and a keyboard on which a message may be typed to be received by another textphone.
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  • A deaf person taps out their message on a textphone and the text is then read aloud by the operator to a hearing person.
  • The centre also hopes to recruit a team of four deaf or hearing-impaired women to work on the organisation's minicom textphone, which offers deaf and hearing-impaired women their first point of contact with the service.
  • The 13 special flats are equipped with flashing strobe lights, using different colours to alert people to the door, textphone or fire alarm.

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