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November 12, 2002


From: Ultratec (Press Release)
Nov. 12, 2002

Company's Products Named Official TTYs of Deaf Expo*

MADISON, WI - For the ninth time in the history of the show, Ultratec, Inc. is again sponsoring the annual Deaf Expo consumer trade show. Deaf Expo 2002 will be held at the Ontario Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, November 15-16, 2002. Ultratec, which has supported the event as a sponsor and major participant since Deaf Expo's inception in 1993, has been named the "Official TTY Provider of Deaf Expo 2002".

Deaf Expo reflects the privileges and rights of deaf and hard of hearing consumers as public agencies and the private sector recognize this significant market segment. Known for setting trends, the show has consistently built a loyal gathering year after year and is now regarded as the largest independent consumer trade show in the country targeted at the deaf and hard of hearing market. Because of Ultratec's recognized leadership in text telephone (TTY) technology, Ultratec TTYs have been featured in many Deaf Expo exhibits over the years, including prominent roles in the TTY Museum and Technology Forum.

"Ultratec and Deaf Expo have worked consistently over the years to increase awareness on availability of resources and equipment that improve the quality of life for people who are deaf or hard of hearing," says David Rosenbaum, Expo Manager. "Ultratec's longstanding support has enabled Deaf Expo to expand over the years. This relationship benefits everyone!"

Since 1993, Deaf Expo has kept up with changes in legislation, the impact of mainstreaming, and new communication and medical technologies. Its primary focus is exhibits covering education, finance, giftware, health, human resources, publications, recreation, religion, and technology. There will be an area known as Deaf Village consisting of home businesses, arts and crafts, and single-person businesses. Seminars, Technology Forum, and the Deaf World Performing stage round out a comprehensive event that is also attended by family members, associates, and professionals in the field.

Ultratec has been designing state-of-the-art TTYs for 25 years. Today, as the world's largest TTY manufacturer, the company's products are recognized worldwide as the standard for text telephone communications. Ultratec consistently leads the industry in innovative technology, including its exciting new Captioned Telephone (CapTel*) that is currently in the consumer-testing phase. Ultratec works extensively with relay services, 9-1-1 and emergency services, business and government facilities, and advocacy groups to provide greater accessibility for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Admission passes to Deaf Expo 2002 and tickets for its entertainment events can now be purchased through an official website at, which carries programming schedules and exhibitor listings. Discounts for groups of 15 or more people and special programming targeted at school groups will be available on Friday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Job Fair with free admission will also be held on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next door to the Exhibit Hall for job seekers and prospective employers. Patrons can participate in seminars, workshops or the technology forum, browse through the Deaf World History display, and view artwork entries in the Deaf Art Contest. Drawings for thousands of dollars worth of door prizes will be held hourly throughout both days. Childcare is available at a nominal cost.

Jackie Morgan
Ultratec Marketing Dir.
(608) 238-5400 (V/TTY)


David Rosenbaum
Expo Manager, Deaf Expo 2002
(888) 877-5379 (Voice Relay)
(877) 332-3397 (TTY)