Accessible Phone Services

Relay services enable people with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls.

Wireless service providers must offer at least one mobile handset for persons who are blind and/or have moderate to severe mobility or cognitive disabilities.

In certain areas, text message access to 9-1-1 services is now available for hearing or speech impaired Canadians.

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Video relay service (VRS)

Information about VRS and the Canadian Administrator of VRS.

Message relay service (MRS)

Information about TTY and IP relay services.

Handsets

Information about handsets (e.g., smart phones, cellular phones and personal digital assistant (PDA) devices).

9-1-1 Services

Information about how 9-1-1 services work in Canada.

Complaint about Accessibility

If you have an accessibility complaint related to phone, TV or Internet services, we can help.

If your accessibility complaint is not related to phone, TV or Internet services, we may refer you to another organization that is better suited to address your issue.

Before you file a complaint with us, you may want to look into whether one of the organizations listed below is more appropriate to deal with your accessibility complaint.

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