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Be Part of the Conversation.

Relay South Dakota provides telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech-disabled. We are available:

24 hours a day, 365 days a year

with no restrictions on the length or number of calls placed. It’s as easy as 7-1-1.

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Not sure which phone to choose? Take the "Match Me Quiz" and find out!

Relay South Dakota Updates

What is Relay South Dakota?

What is Relay South Dakota?

Posted Jan 05, 2016

The goal of Relay South Dakota is to help people who are deaf, are hard of hearing, are deaf-blind or have a speech disability to be a part of the conversation in an easy-to-use, affordable manner.

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5 Common Mistakes Made When Communicating with the Hard of Hearing

5 Common Mistakes Made When Communicating with the Hard of Hearing

Posted Mar 23, 2017

Let’s say you’re about to have a conversation with a friend, loved one or even a stranger who has experienced hearing loss of some sort. What are you most apt to do? Do you increase your speaking volume? Do you make assumptions about your conversation partner?

Here are just a few of the most common mistakes people make when speaking with hard-of-hearing individuals.

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6 Facts About Sign Language You Didn’t Know

6 Facts About Sign Language You Didn’t Know

Posted Mar 09, 2017

Spoken languages are complex and can take years of practice and immersion to gain fluency. Sign languages, like spoken languages, have grammar rules, rhythms and differ from language to language.

Here are six facts you might not have known about sign language.

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How to Improve Your Relationships Amid Hearing Loss

How to Improve Your Relationships Amid Hearing Loss

Posted Feb 23, 2017

It’s February—and love is perhaps in the air. When it comes to hearing loss, communication and conversation are even more pivotal to your relationships. It’s important to take the steps to ensure you can engage with the people you love without frustration or miscommunication.

Here are a few tips for managing relationship conversations amid hearing loss.

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