TTY the Original Text Messaging

sign phone icon symbol telephone type terminal hearing relay impaired deaf hearing-impaired hard-of-hearing tty textphone minicom text-phoneFound this great reference and when I was finishing reading the “TTY Abbreviations” popped out because they reminded me of text messages nowadays. If only young people would adhere to a “shorthand” guide like this. Their “texting” abbreviations are crazy. I am going to start using some of these abbreviations today. FAQs and General TTY Etiquette Tips for New TTY Users

ABT-About

ANS-Answer

ASAP-As soon as possible

ASST-Assistant `

BIZ-Business

CA-Communication Assistant (Relay Operator)

CC—Close-captioned

CD—Could

CHK-Check

CMTY–Community

CN-Can

COLL—College

CTR–Center

CUL-See you later

CSTMR–Customer

GA—Go ahead

GA TO SK—Go ahead if you have more to say but I’m finished

GOVT—Government

HAND—Have a nice day

HD—Hold

HLTH—Health

HOH or HH—hard-of-hearing

HOSP–Hospital

INFO-Information

ILY—I love you

IMPT—important

KIT –Keep in touch

LK FRWD—Look forward

LTR—Letter

LV—Leave

MIN—Minute

MSG—Message

MTG—Meeting

N—And

NBR or NU—Number

NITE—Night

NP—No Problem

NOYB-None of your business

NTID—National Technical Institute for the Deaf

OIC—Oh I see

OFC—Office

OC—Open-captioned

OPR—Operator

OXOX—Love and Kisses

PRGM–Program

PLS—Please

PPL—People

PROB-Problem

PRO—Professional

Q—Question

R—Are

RD—Read

REC—Receive

SCHL—School

SPEC-Special

SRVC or SVC or SERV—Service

SHD –Should

SK—Stop Keying (end of call)

SKSK—Hanging Up

TERP–Interpreter

THX—Thanks

THRU—Through

TRS—Telecommunications Relay Service

TY—Thank you

TMW—Tomorrow

U—You

UR—Your

URS—Yours

VCO—Voice Carry Over (Relay Service)

HCO—Hearing Carry Over (Relay Service)

WML—Wallace Memorial Library

XX–Error