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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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Sign Language History Heroes: Charles-Michele De L’Epee

Sign Language History Heroes: Charles-Michele De L’Epee

Posted Jul 12, 2018

Can you imagine a world where deaf people not only have no rights – but were considered “senseless” and incapable of learning? That was 18th century Europe. French priest Charles-Michel de l’Epee (1712-1789) set a course for change.

Centuries after his death, he is still recognized as The Father of Sign Language and Deaf Education.

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Must-See Movies: 5 Deaf Stars & Characters We Love

Must-See Movies: 5 Deaf Stars & Characters We Love

Posted Apr 25, 2018

If you ask most people to name popular deaf or hard-of-hearing stars in Hollywood, one actress reliably comes to mind: Marlee Matlin, Oscar-winner for “Children of a Lesser God” in 1987. After that, it’s usually silence. But recently deaf stars and deaf characters are retaking the spotlight.

Let’s hear it (ugh, bad pun) for these five deaf stars and characters we love.  

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Your Parent Has Been Diagnosed with Hearing Loss. Now What?

Your Parent Has Been Diagnosed with Hearing Loss. Now What?

Posted Apr 17, 2018

Age-related hearing loss is very common. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), nearly 25% of those ages 65 to 74 and 50% of those who are 75 and older have disabling hearing loss.

Much of the turmoil surrounding this time for aging adults is rooted in a fear of losing their independence. This can lead to a wide variety of emotions for everyone in the family, but most especially for your mom or dad.  

Here’s what to do after your parent has been diagnosed with hearing loss.  

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