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Demystifying ADA Compliance for Call Centers

In the digital age, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their abilities, has equal access to services is more important than ever. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted to guarantee that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else. This legislation plays a crucial role in call centers, where communication barriers can hinder service for Deaf people, hard-of-hearing customers, or cognitivly challenged individuals. But what does ADA compliance really mean for call centers? Let's dive deep and demystify ADA compliance in this setting, spotlighting how NexTalk offers a path to seamless integration.

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ADA Regulations Your Company Should Know

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act was created to bring equality and access to all Americans. For the Deaf and hard of hearing, this means equal access to the communication that hearing people enjoy at no additional cost.  At home, these services are paid for by the Federal Government through the TRS fund. But at work, many don't realize it is the employees' responsibility to provide services for employees and customers. Failure to do so can result in fines and more importantly   reputation harm. 
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FCC Seeks Comment on NexTalk Application

On February 17, 2022, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on an application filed by NexTalk, Inc., for certification to provide Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) using fully automatic IP CTS.

NexTalk has submitted the application with the hopes of making AccessHome SpeechPath accessible to all hard-of-hearing individuals who need captions to communicate effectively and make it available at no cost to consumers under the government-reimbursable IP CTS program. 

Communications Dailycovered in full detail. 

As of May 2023, NexTalk is still awaiting comment and ruling from the FCC.

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