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Equipment and Services

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An assortment of individuals using various telecommunication technologies.

Equipment and Services

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  • A black man wearing a gold long sleeve shirt wearing a headset and microphone device to communicate with others.
  • A female young adult wearing rainbow tie dye sweatshirt, looking afar from her wheelchair, holding an iPad device in her hand.
  • An Asian man with black-rimmed glasses and hair, long sleeve plaid shirt and a green t-shirt, listening through a device and smiling.
  • A white Deaf man wearing a gold hat and gold-rimmed glasses. The man is wearing a tan t-shirt and has a flower tattoo on his left neck.
  • A blind Black woman wearing a white turtleneck shirt and blouse sitting on the couch, holding a white phone to her ear, listening to the caller on the other end of the line.

Krown Braille TTY

To aid the Deaf-Blind in having a conversation over the telephone, Krown Manufacturing Inc. has developed a new Krown Braille-TTY telephone. This device allows the user to communicate with a Relay Operator, another TDD, or even a Braille-TTY user in the United States and all over the world. The conversation is displayed on the Braille display from the ALVA Braille Terminal. The Braille display has a 23-cell, 8 dot Braille Navigator. The ALVA display can be used as a computer navigator with software and cable included. The TDD machine comes with Auto answer, 9 speed dial memory numbers, and 4 programmable memory buffers with up to 8000 characters to hold greetings, preset messages and conversations. The durable rechargeable battery of the TDD will last for 6 hours of use without interruptions and is easily rechargeable after plugging in the DC adapter overnight. 


• Keyboard: 2 modes: TTY keyboard with 47 keys 12 function keys. Perkins style 7 keys Braille keyboard with soft-switch.
• Display: 20 characters Blue vacuum fluorescent
• DC adapter: 9V, 1200mA, Communication: Baudot 45.5 or International speed selectable
• Battery: Heavy duty Ni-Cad 5 pack 1700mA/h
• Electronic voice: Automatically reset with incoming TTY tones signals, notifies Hearing Caller with a synthesized voice
• Physical dimension: W 10″, L 10″, H 2.5″ weight 3 lbs. with batteries
• Direct connect/Auto-answer: Connect the PV20JR + direct to the telephone line. Automatically answer the call and display the incoming call on the Braille display.  Call recorded in internal memory. Programmable outgoing messages


Contact Center
P.O. Box 30310
Stockton, CA 95213
Phone/VP: 1-800-806-1191
Fax: 1-800-889-3974


Welcome to California Connect, also called the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP), which provides communication access for Californians with hearing, vision, cognitive, mobility, and speech-related disabilities. The program of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) includes accessible communication equipment and devices, relay service, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.
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