SoundBytes Becomes Florida Relay Business Partner

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Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI), Announces SoundBytes as a New Relay Business Partner

Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI), which provides specialized telecommunications equipment for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind, or Speech Impaired, is pleased to announce that SoundBytes has become a Florida Relay Business Partner. SoundBytes is a catalog, web and retail-based company that specialize in providing assistive equipment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and the agencies that serve them.

By becoming a Relay Business Partner, SoundBytes has committed to build positive community relations, provide opportunities for all people to communicate, and train all employees to receive and make telephone calls through Florida Relay. SoundBytes will have visible signage showing that they are “Relay Friendly”, and will be listed on the FTRI web site and in the newsletter.

"In order to provide products to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community, we need to be sensitive to the telecommunication barriers faced by people with hearing and speech impairments. Partnering with FTRI shows our dedication to the community we serve," said Michael Abramowitz, Managing Director of SoundBytes.

About SoundBytes

Soundbytes is a catalog, web (http://www.soundbytes.com) and retail-based company specializing in providing assistive equipment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and the agencies that serve them. SoundBytes offers amplified telephones, TTYs, FM systems, household notification systems, hearing aid batteries, maintenance equipment, and other assistive living and communication products. SoundBytes is based in New York and is an affiliate company of Independent Living Aids, Inc. (http://www.independentliving.com), a company specializing in products for blind and low vision individuals. Retail locations are in New York City and Oakland Park, Florida. For more information on the SoundBytes’ store or hours of operation call 888-816-8191.

About FTRI

Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) is a statewide not-for-profit organization that administers the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for citizens of Florida who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind and Speech Impaired. If your business is interested in becoming a Relay Business Partner, please call FTRI Outreach Department at 1-888-292-1950 ext.232 or visit on the web at http://www.ftri.org.

Contact:

Public Relations

SoundBytes

888-816-8191

James Forstall

Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc.

888-292-1950 ext. 230

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