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Word List Author Note: This month in history: In June 1964, a device used to send text messages, called the teletypewriter (TTY) or Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD), was invented by James C. Marsters and Robert Weitbrecht. The advertising motto for the devise was: by and for the deaf.

TTY

(as in "Teletypewriter")

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What is being signed (English Meaning)

TTY (as in "Teletypewriter")


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English Sentence

The man who invented the TTY was Robert Weitbrecht, he was deaf.

ASL Gloss

MAN WHO INVENTED #TTY HIMSELF DEAF NAME R-O-B-E-R-T W-E-I-T-B-R-E-C-H-T

English Sentence

Deaf people use a teletypewriter to communicate over the phone.

ASL Gloss

DEAF PEOPLE COMMUNICATE THROUGH PHONE HOW? USE TELETYPEWRITER (#TTY).


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