Disability Services
Telecommunications Equipment Program
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This program can help you get the equipment to communicate over the phone if you are deaf, hard of hearing, have trouble speaking, or are deaf-blind. If you qualify, you could get special equipment such as:

  • Flashing light or vibrating alert systems
  • Phones that let you increase call volume
  • Phones with screens that let you read your conversation
  • Teletypewriters

A teletypewriter is a machine you connect to your telephone. The machine lets you type a message to an operator who will read it to the person you are calling.


How do I apply?

To apply, contact the program.

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