SightSpeed is a life line to the deaf community

Many people in the deaf community use SightSpeed to connect with each other. They also use SightSpeed to reach to the hearing using relay services. Deaf-to-voice used to mean clumsy text messaging systems. But now, the deaf are using SightSpeed to reach video relay service LifeLinks interpreters to provide sign language interpreting services.

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The concept is pretty simple. The deaf call an interpreter using SightSpeed. The interpreter calls a hearing person on the telephone. The interpreter uses ASL – American Sign Language – to communicate with the deaf person, while using their voice to communicate using sound over a traditional telephone.

This service is provided free of charge to both parties. The government pays for it. If you are deaf, you too can call LifeLinks video relay service free of charge. Simply highlight and copy & paste any or all of these addresses to your SightSpeed contact list, and you can ring them on SightSpeed:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Here is a video of LifeLinks interpreter Diana explaining how it works.