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Phones for The Blind and/or Hearing Impaired

State Telephone Programs – Telecommunications Equipment Distribution (hearingloss.org)

Also known as iCanConnect, provides the equipment needed to make telecommunications, advanced communications, and the Internet accessible to low-income individuals who have both significant vision loss and significant hearing loss. The program serves eligible residents of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition to equipment, assessments of specific accessibility needs, equipment installation, training, and other technical support are also available.”

https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/national-deaf-blind-equipment-distribution-program

Eligibility Guidelines: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/national-deaf-blind-equipment-distribution-program

Low Vision and Smart Phones

If typical smartphones are too difficult to see or too confusing to use, Synapptic is designed for you.

https://irie-at.com/product/synapptic-smartphone/

Arkansas Telecommunications Access Program

California Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program

Telecommunications Access of Maryland/Maryland Accessible Telecommunications

TAP Wireless Pilot: Missouri Assistive Technology

Consumer Complaints: https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us

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