Am I Eligible?2024-01-31T21:42:12+00:00

How to know if you’re eligible for ClearCaptions

Since ClearCaptions services are funded by a federally administered program, they’re only available to qualified individuals. See full requirements below.

Eligibility criteria

Are you hard of hearing?

To qualify, you must certify that you have a degree of hearing loss that requires captions to use the phone. During setup, you simply self-certify your hearing loss to verify that you are a qualified user of the service. It’s that easy!  

Do you live in the United States?

ClearCaptions is only available to those who live in the United States and its territories.

Do you have Internet?

In order to use the ClearCaptions service you need to have home Internet access or a data plan on an Apple iOS device.

Do you communicate in English?

At this time, ClearCaptions service is only available in English.

Sign up to receive a ClearCaptions Phone at no cost to you.

ClearCaptions is available at no cost if you qualify under Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Frequently asked questions

Answers to common questions about ClearCaptions.

How does ClearCaptions work?2023-12-12T20:57:17+00:00

The ClearCaptions Phone displays near real-time phone captions on an easy-to-use touchscreen display. Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes this service available at no cost to qualified U.S. residents.

Learn more about how ClearCaptions works by clicking here.

Why is ClearCaptions free?2023-12-13T21:19:46+00:00
ClearCaptions is available to qualified, hard-of-hearing U.S. residents at no cost as part of the Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A federally managed program, enacted by the ADA, makes this service available at no cost to you.

As an industry leader, ClearCaptions gives you peace of mind by providing you the service and support for all your phone captioning needs so that you can connect with those you care about.

Learn more about why captioning service is free by clicking here.

Is my conversation private with ClearCaptions?2023-12-12T20:54:35+00:00

Yes, conversations and account information are always private. ClearCaptions is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with strict obligations for confidentiality. In keeping with FCC rules and regulations governing Relay Services, no records of any call content are recorded or stored by caption communications assistants.

Rest assured, your conversations are private and secure.

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