iCanConnect is The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. This Federal program ensures individuals who have combined hearing and vision loss access to telephone, advanced communications and information services (like the internet).
The FCC set aside funding to support one program per state plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. iCanConnect provides communications technology free of charge to low-income people of all ages who have combined vision and hearing loss. Equipment provided can range from hardware or software applications to the varying technology needs of specialized equipment, like screen readers or braille displays.
How do you know if this program is for you? You may be eligible for this program if you are a person who has combined vision and hearing loss and you cannot afford communication technology that enable you to use telephone, send email or access the internet. A qualified program specialist will help you identify your equipment needs and train you on how to use it as well.
You can learn more about iCanConnect and watch a wonderful video introduction on the program by visiting their website at www.iCanConnect.org or by calling 1-800-825-4595.
To apply, contact your state’s program. For more information visit: www.fcc.gov/NDBEDP