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The Power of Integrating Third-Party TTY Services for Contact Centers

Enhancing Accessibility and Customer Experience for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

In today's customer-centric landscape, contact centers are continually seeking ways to improve accessibility and customer experience. One vital aspect of this endeavor is ensuring that all customers, including those with hearing impairments, can communicate effectively with call center agents. To achieve this goal, call centers may integrate third-party providers specializing in TTY (Teletypewriter) services. Below you can learn the reasons that call centers choose to integrate third-party TTY service software and how this integration enhances accessibility, customer satisfaction, and compliance.

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Building Communication Access Plans in Healthcare

Fostering Inclusive Care for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patients

Effective communication lies at the heart of providing quality healthcare services. However, for the millions of Americans who are deaf or hard of hearing, communication barriers in healthcare settings can lead to adverse consequences for their health and well-being. To bridge this gap, healthcare providers must proactively develop communication access plans to ensure effective communication with their deaf and hard-of-hearing patients. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of planning for effective communication, the steps involved in developing a communication access plan, and the significance of supporting this diverse patient population.

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10 Considerations for Direct Dial TTY in Contact Centers

Contact Centers are required by federal law to service Deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers through TTY. For many companies, this means routing the call to 711 relay operators, which can jeopardize the customer experience. So today, we are diving into the advantages and disadvantages of managing direct TTY dial-in numbers. Here are some points to consider if you are considering implementing a customer-friendly TTY solution in your contact center through a direct-dial partner, like NexTalk.

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The Benefits of Secure ADA-Compliant Communication for Call Centers

Communication plays a vital role in our daily lives, yet we often overlook its importance. Unfortunately, people with hearing impairments face significant communication challenges, so the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates businesses to provide reasonable accommodations and equal access. This includes accessible communication for those who are deaf, hard of hearing, or non-English speaking.

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How a Reliable SaaS partner can make providing Direct Dial TTY easy.

A reliable SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) partner can make providing Direct Dial TTY (Teletypewriter) services easy by offering a comprehensive and user-friendly solution that simplifies the process of setting up, managing, and maintaining Direct Dial TTY services. Luckily for contact centers, creating a direct TTY connection is made easy by partners like NexTalk. NexTalk is a cloud-based accessible communication platform that provides contact centers with integrated TTY (Teletypewriter) services for Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. NexTalk works directly with contact center architects to implement secure TTY solutions and provide exceptional customer support to your Deaf and hard-of-hearing customers. Here are the reasons why NexTalk is the best solution. 

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