Students, faculty and staff have access to the Rockhurst Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD machine), located in the Security Department. It can be used for both incoming and outgoing calls. The Security staff have been trained in TDD use and etiquette to facilitate guided access for those needing assistance.
Some Points of TDD Etiquette:
These few tags added to all conversations using the TDD access machine will make your conversations go much smoother :
"GA" means GO AHEAD.
Type "GA" when you want the person to whom you are speaking to start typing. When you read "GA," it is your turn to type.
"Q" is the same as a QUESTION MARK (?).
"SK" means STOP KEYING, Type "SK" when you want to end your conversation. If someone types "SK" to you, type "SKSK" if you are also finished talking. When both you and the person you're speaking with have typed "SK" you can hang up.
"GA or SK" is a short way to say, "Do you have anything else to say? I'm done." - When you read this you can type another message or end with "SKSK".
A typical TDD conversation using GA, Q and SK:
Joe: HELLO JANE THIS IS JOE, I WILL BE HOME AT 6 OK Q GA
Jane: GOOD, I WILL SEE YOU THEN GA OR SK
Joe: OK BYE SKSK