You can use a TeleBraille device or TTY with a large visual display to make relay calls.   This service is designed for people who are DeafBlind or Deaf with Low Vision.

The Communications Assistant (CA) reads aloud your typed words to the standard phone user, and then types what the standard phone user says to you.

This service allows you to read the phone conversation in Braille or in a large font size at a slower pace for easier reading.

This relay service is available in English-to-English and Spanish-to-Spanish.

How Does Telebraille Relay Work?

Just follow these simple steps!

Dial 711 (or 866-366-6888) and the Communications Assistant will answer with “Relay North Dakota”.

Type in the area code and telephone number you wish to call and type “GA” (Go Ahead).  The Communications Assistant will dial the number and connect to the other party.

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    The other party listens and speaks. They say “GA” (Go Ahead) to indicate that it is your turn to respond. 

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    The Communications Assistant conveys the other party’s spoken words by typing them to you.

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    You read the other party’s words on your TeleBraille device or TTY with large visual display, and then type your response, which the CA will read aloud. Type “GA” (Go Ahead) at end of each message. The “GA” indicates that it is the other party’s turn to respond.

Relay North Dakota Customer Profile

The Relay North Dakota Customer Profile allows consumers to list their preferences for calls, such as:

  • Frequently dialed numbers
  • Emergency numbers
  • Preferred gender of operator
  • Announcing relay service

As a consumer, you have flexibility in updating your preferences at any time. Click here to learn how to set up your Customer Profile.