Free Captioned Telephone Service

Category Medical/Health
Subject Free Captioned Telephone Service
Speaker Lisa O’Sullivan
Telephone 0417 374 033
Excluded areas None
Rotarian No
Club 0
Comments The captioned telephone is an amazing free service provided by the Australian government. CapTel is a telephone that captions word-for-word everything the other person is saying, so if you struggle to hear on the phone, you can look down and read it. This phone has helped thousands of people with varying degrees of hearing loss be able to use the phone confidently.

I am the CapTel Community Officer for Central Coast and Newcastle regions. We are currently rolling out this free service in these areas as well as Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane. I have been providing presentations to Senior Citizens Groups, senior social groups, libraries, retirement villages, and Probus, receiving a very positive and excited response.

The presentation consists of information about the phone and how to get it, a demonstration of the phone with an audience participant, questions and answers and if you have the facilities, a couple of short videos. Roughly 30-40 minutes in total depending on the number of questions asked.

This service was featured on Scott Levi’s ABC Radio program in June 2015.

About Rotary District 9685

Rotary District 9685 is one of two districts in Sydney, Australia. It's boundaries stretch from the Mountains to the Sea north of Sydney Harbour, reaching across the Hawkesbury River and north to Toukley on the Central Coast. The Blue Mountains define its western boundary, beautiful beaches define its eastern border, and rural communities make up its western and northern borders.
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