Communication access is critical to stay connected for our health and overall quality of life. As we age, hearing loss may affect our lives, making it more difficult to understand what is happening during in-person meetings, community services, safety workshops and many other events. Struggling to hear and understand what is being said in our daily activities may cause us to feel a loss of independence and dignity, and may even cause us to withdraw socially.

There’s a service available that can help you feel empowered and stay engaged with individuals or co-workers. Relay Conference Captioning (RCC) is a service available at no cost* to Hawai‘i  residents who are deaf or hard of hearing that enables them to actively participate in multiparty teleconference calls or web conferences. The service enables you to participate in teleconference calls or webinars by reading live captions through a web browser on your computer or mobile device. Saving a copy of the RCC transcript is one of the available options.

If you or someone you know is challenged by group online discussions or meetings, encourage them to check out this innovative solution and help regain their confidence and independence.

877-805-5845 (toll-free) |
Relay Hawaii
844-882-3160 |
*Relay Hawaii Equipment Program (RHEP) provides specialized equipment at no cost to deaf, hearing-challenged or speech-disabled individuals who are unable to use a standard telephone.