The NRS has recently been talking to health workers attending the National Rural Health Conference in Darwin.
We discussed how people in rural communities could benefit from using the NRS to contact health and emergency services as well as keeping in touch with family and friends.
We gave out lots of information and also got lots of ideas.
Here are some helpful links to more information about our specific services that might give you some ideas for your work with hearing or speech impaired clients.
Murph was living in rural Victoria with a hearing impairment and relying on his wife Jen to make his phone calls – until he discovered the National Relay Service. See the video of Murph’s story.
The NRS app
Our newest feature, the NRS app, allows users to access the service anytime and anywhere via their Apple or Android smartphones and tablets.
SMS relay is the best option to make a relay call on a mobile phone without an internet connection.
Video relay is the best option for people wanting to make a call using Auslan to someone who speaks English and uses an ordinary phone.
This type of call is great for people with a hearing impairment who prefer to use their own voice. See more.
Little or no speech
There are several options for people with little or no speech to make a call via the NRS. Click on the links below to see these options.
Type and Listen – another option for those with speech impairments.
Find out more
Have a look at other material on this website. Or contact the NRS Helpdesk.