Alaska Relay offers free solutions and services for Alaskans who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Speech Disabled.


To take advantage of Alaska Relay, you must be an Alaskan resident and have a need for distance communication.

In addition, you must have one of the following as certified by a physician, audiologist or hearing-aid specialist, speech-language pathologist, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation or Department of Education:

  • Significant Hearing Loss
  • Speech Impairment
  • Communication disorder which severely interferes with communicating effectively over the telephone

Individuals who would like to be considered for speech apps must be able to access text-based communication.


The Telecommunications Equipment and Tablet Distribution Program within Alaska Relay provides free distance communication equipment for qualified Alaskans who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Speech-disabled. 


Once Assistive Technology of Alaska receives your completed application and proof of residency, a representative will contact you to conduct an interview to better understand your distance communication needs.

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Alaska Relay services are free and enable people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind or those with a speech disability to place and receive phone calls. 

Relay calls can be made to anyone, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Communications Assistants are specially trained to facilitate the calls. All calls are completely confidential.

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