For more than a decade, Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) has enjoyed a significant partnership with the Alabama Dual Party Relay. Under the current contract, AIDB distributes free, loaned telecommunications devices to persons in lower income brackets who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech disabled for home, school or work use. AIDB then provides the necessary device training to recipients.
Devices are provided to qualified Alabama residents, statewide, through AIDB’s network of Regional Centers (link) and include devices such as Miniprint TDDs, Crystaltone Amplified Phones, Cordless Amplified Phones, Captel Phones, PacMates, Braille Phones, BrailleNotes with Deaf-Blind Communicators and Braille TTYs.
QUALIFIERS FOR ATAP
- Be an Alabama resident (proof of residency can be shown by most current utility bills);
- Be at least eight-years-old (persons under the age of 18 must have application signed by parent/guardian);
- Be certified by a healthcare professional as deaf, hard of hearing, speech disabled or deaf-blind;
- Have or apply for telephone service in the home; and
- Meet income eligibility requirements for your household* size (see chart below):
INCOME ELIGIBILITY CHART
Family Size Annual Gross Income
*“Household” is defined as a social unit comprised of spouses, parents, children or relatives living in the same dwelling. Guidelines may be adjusted annually.
Please contact your local Regional Center
for additional information.