An Agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Emergency Support Team (VEST) Status: Monitoring

VEOC Activation Status: Orange

7-1-1 Telecommunications Relay Services

This event was organized by 911 and Geospatial

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Description: A free public service, Virginia Relay enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind or have difficulty speaking to communicate with standard telephone users. The conversation is relayed between the two by a specially trained Virginia Relay Communication Assistant (CA). Relay services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, with no limit on the number or length of calls a user may make. By law, every call is handled with the strictest confidentiality. Special features are available for individuals who have difficulty speaking, as well as Spanish-speaking and sign language users. Anyone can make a Virginia Relay call just by dialing 7-1-1.

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