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Opinion: TDD at public telephone

Inquiry: 

97-31a

Subject: 

TDD at public telephone

Code:

1996 MSBC 1340.1105 Subpart 3

Submitted by:

Building Codes and Standards Division

Approved by:

Thomas R. Joachim, State Building Official

Issue date: 

March 5, 1997 

Question:  

Where required, do TDD devices need to be permanently affixed to the public telephone? 

Answer:

Yes. The intent of this section is that the phones be readily available and convenient to the user. 

Division comments:

There may be circumstances when consideration could be given to the use of a portable device in accordance with CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 section 4.29.9.2 and UBC section 104.2.8. If portable devices are used, care should be taken to assure that the TDD is available at a convenient location in relation to the public phone. Signage should be provided at the public telephone indicating the location of the portable TDD. The TDD must be available any time the public phone is available.

Approved by Building Codes and Standards Access Committee February 20, 1997.

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