If You Are Deaf-Blind, You May Qualify for Free Communication Technology

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We need each other. Living in isolation is no way to live.

If you (or your loved one, consumer, or student of any age) have qualifying hearing and vision loss, as well a qualifying income, and you desire to increase independence and/ or to further connect and communicate with others, you can obtain free communication technology.

But who provides the technology? The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), a product of the Communication and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, provides an iCanConnect representative in every U.S. state, in D.C., and in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

But what technology? This is dependent on the technology needs of each individual. Your state’s iCanConnect program specialist can provide a wide range of hardware, software, and applications that enable those who are deaf-blind to place telephone calls, send emails, access the internet, and use other communication technology.

Examples include specialized keyboards and headsets, braille devices, computers, smartphones, tablets, signalers that alert the individual to a phone ringing, screen readers, and screen magnification software.

But how will I (or my loved one) learn to use the technology? The qualified program specialist will not only identify and provide the equipment needed, but will also install software, provide technology training, and extend ongoing support as technology issues arise.

You can learn more details about the program by reading AccessWorld’s article.

Next, utilize this link to see if you qualify and to find your state’s iCanConnect program.

It’s time to connect.