TTY is a teletypewriter, a kind of telephone device, used by Deaf people to communicate with each other in the 1980s. It is also known as a Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD), but it was termed by the hearing community and was not accepted by Deaf people who still prefer the term, TTY.

#TTY for Teletypewriter. Commonly used sign.

#TDD for Telecommunication Device for the Deaf

TTY/TDD is now mostly obsolete. Most Deaf people communicate by videophone, texting, email, webcam, and other visual technology.

Related signs: TTY/TDD, VIDEOPHONE.

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