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Language Interpreters and Hearing Impaired Services

Translate a Web Page through Google:

Or use the Language Google Translate Tool on the bottom right corner of each web page. Notice:  We cannot guarantee the accuracy of Google Language Tools

Interpreter Services 

We work with Kim Tong and Garden & Associates to provide language translation services.

Kim Tong Translation Service, Inc. (KTTS)
3252 32nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone:  612-724-5962 or 1-877-408-2431 (toll-free)
Fax:  612-724-4006 or 1-877-408-2435 (toll-free)

Garden & Associates, Inc.
4301 Highway 7
Suite 140
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 
Phone:  952-920-6160 or 1-877-859-8800 (toll-free)
Fax: 952-922-8150

Minnesota Relay Services for the Hearing Impaired

Minnesota Relay is a free, federally mandated Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) program that allows an individual who is deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or speech disabled to communicate over the telephone in a manner that is functionally equivalent to the ability of an individual who does not have hearing loss or a speech disability.

A specially trained communications assistant (CA) facilitates the telephone conversation between a person with a hearing or speech disability and other individuals.  Calls can be made to anywhere in the world (standard charges apply for long-distance calls), 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  All calls are completely confidential.

Minnesota Relay is administered by the Telecommunications Access Minnesota (TAM) program within the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and is funded through a monthly surcharge on each wired and wireless telephone access line in the state.  Minnesota Relay services are provided to the state under contract with Communication Service for the Deaf.  The Minnesota Relay call center is located in Moorhead, MN.

Make or Receive a Relay Call Instructions

Federal Relay Services (FedRelay) for the Hearing Impaired

This is a federal government telecommunications service, which enables federal employees who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind, or have speech disabilities equal communication access. Using FedRelay, federal employees may conduct official duties. The FedRelay also allows the general public to conduct business with the federal government and its agencies. Calls are relayed using specially trained Communications Assistants (CA). The CA simply acts as a transparent conduit for the transmittal of information. The FedRelay is accessible domestically (50 states as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the District of Columbia) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays).

All calls are strictly confidential and no records of conversations are maintained.

Toll-Free and Toll Access Numbers for Federal Relay are:

·  (800) 877-8339 TTY(Text Telephone) / ASCII (American Standard Code For Information Interchange)

·  (877) 877-6280 VCO (Voice Carry Over)

·  (877) 877-8982 Speech-to-Speech

·  (800) 845-6136 Spanish

·  (800) 877-0996 Customer Service (Voice/TTY, ASCII and Spanish)

·  (866) 377-8642 Voice


Online Text Relay

CRSAL is committed to providing equal access to communication technology for all our patients and visitors who may be deaf, have hearing loss or a speech disability.

Using a web enabled PC, the relay user types their side of the conversation while the operator reads it aloud to the called party. When the called party responds, the operator types their spoken words to the relay user, enabling them to read the spoken side of the conversation. Click on the link above to start your online text relay!

Google Language Tools

Or use the Language Google Translate Tool on the bottom right corner of each web page. Notice:  We cannot guarantee the accuracy of Google Language Tools.

Please contact one of our offices with any questions or concerns you may have.