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Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) works to reduce the communication barriers between persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who are hearing, including family members, service providers, and the general public.

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A public service of the Commonwealth, Virginia Relay enables persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking to communicate with standard telephone users. Their conversation is relayed between the two parties by a specially trained Virginia Relay Communications Assistant. Relay services are available 24/7/365 with no limit on the number or length of calls a user can make. By law, every call is handled with the strictest confidentiality. Anyone can initiate a Virginia Relay call by simply dialing 7-1-1.

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For additional help regarding this service, please contact the Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing .

For general help and information please contact:

By phone at (866) 894-4116 (V) 
(866) 246-9300 (TTY) 
By email at

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