Why is ClearCaptions free?

ClearCaptions is made available to qualified users at no cost thanks to provisions by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1992.  You can read more about these programs and provisions on the FCC’s website at: https://www.fcc.gov/general/title-iv-ada.

FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund.