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Telephone Equipment Distribution (TED) Programs by State

Telephone Equipment Distribution Program in many states will supply adapted/accessible telephone equipment or in some cases help pay for it.  often their focus is on land line telecommunications services, but contact your state's program to find out policies regarding cell phone technology or request special consideration as this is the only way change takes place.  Information on each State's program will be added below as we are able to obtain it. Only a few states will help fund cell phone equipment but the list is growing. Those that list Landline Only can sometimes be swayed by self advocacy and explanation why the desired equipment is necessary if not offered.

Please contact us if you have any additional information that is missing from the table!
State
Program
Mobility
Landline
Cellular
Other
Phone #
Comments
Alabama
None






Alaska
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
907-563-2599
Also a Broadened Horizons Reseller & Demo/Loan Center
Arizona





Information Referral
Arkansas
Yes
Yes
No
No
501-686-9693

California
Yes
Yes
No
No
800-806-1191

Colorado
No Information?






Connecticut
Text Telephone Loan Program




860-242-4974

Delaware
None
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
District Of Columbia
None
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Florida
No
Yes
n/a n/a n/a n/a
Georgia
No
Yes
n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hawaii
TRS
n/a n/a n/a n/a
808-546-4611
n/a
Idaho
No Information?
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Illinois
No
Yes
n/a n/a n/a n/a
Indiana
n/a n/a n/a n/a
317-469-0803
n/a
Iowa
No Information?
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kansas
Yes
Yes
Maybe
n/a
785-234-0200
785-234-0207 (TTY)
n/a
Kentucky
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Louisiana
No Information?
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Maine
Yes
Yes
Maybe
n/a n/a
Might be possible to use their cost sharing program
Maryland
Yes
Yes
Yes
n/a n/a
Be sure certifying professional specifies the "Vocalize wheelchair integrated, completely Voice Controlled Cell Phone System".
Massachusetts
Yes
Yes
No
n/a
800-300-5658
n/a
Michigan
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Minnesota
Yes
Yes
No
n/a n/a n/a
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Non-profit providing access/loans to equipment & services for all ages & disabilities
Mississippi
Project S.T.A.R.T.
n/a n/a n/a n/a
601-987-4872
n/a
Missouri
Yes
Yes
n/a
Basic Computer
n/a n/a
Montana
Yes
Yes
Maybe
Maybe
n/a
Liberal program but no information about cell phone coverage.
Nebraska
Yes but Name Unknown
n/a
Yes
n/a n/a
402-471-0225 402-471-0213 (TTY)
n/a
Nevada
Maybe?
Yes
n/a n/a n/a n/a
New Hampshire
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
New Jersey
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
New Mexico
Maybe?
Yes
n/a n/a
505-881-8824
n/a
New York
None
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
North Carolina
No
Yes
n/a n/a
919-773-2994 800-999-5737
(TTY)
n/a
North Dakota
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
800-265-4728 701-328-8968
(TTY)
Also and Broadened Horizons demonstration & loan center
Ohio
None
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Oklahoma
Name unknown?
in Sulphur, OK
n/a
Yes
n/a n/a
866-309-1717 405-522-7930
n/a
Oregon
Yes
Yes
Yes
n/a n/a
Explicitly states program "purchases and loans...voice activated cellular phones"
Pennsylvania
no information?
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Puerto Rico
no information?
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Rhode Island
Yes
Yes
Maybe?
n/a
401-276-0875 (voice/relay) 401-861-6677
n/a
South Carolina
No
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
South Dakota
n/a
Yes
n/a n/a
605-773-3195
605-773-4547 (TTY)
n/a
Tennessee
Yes
Yes
Yes
n/a
800-342-8359
ext 179 or 206
n/a
Yes
Yes
Yes
n/a
800-732-5059
n/a
Texas
Texas' STAP program (Broadened Horizons is an official STAP vendor)
Yes
Yes



Utah
No
Yes




Vermont
Vermont Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (VT-EDP)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Maybe?

Up to $750 available "to purchase equipment approved by the program"
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
800-865-8328
Offers affordable loans for the purchase of Assistive Technology
Virginia
No
Yes
n/a n/a n/a n/a
Washington
No
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
West Virginia
no information?
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wisconsin
Name unknown?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
n/a
Up to $1500 "to purchase approved equipment"
Wyoming
No
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Please contact us if you have any additional information that is missing from the table!

 

Bulleted Text for Screen Reader Compatibility
Alabama
Alaska - Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA) all disabilities.  all adaptive technology 907-563-2599
Arkansas Relay - support mobility but landline only 501-686-9693
Colorado
Connecticut - Text Telephone Loan Program 860-242-4974 (V/TTY)
Delaware :: No Distribution Program
District of Columbia :: No Distribution Program
Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc. - No Support for Mobility Impairments
Hawaii - TRS 808-546-4611 (V)
Idaho
Iowa
Kansas Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) - All disabilities.  Might be possible to use voucher in obtaining Vocalize system.  (785) 234-0200 (Voice) (785) 234-0207 (TTY)
Louisiana
Maine Center on Deafness Telephone Equipment Program (MCD TEP) - Program available to all disabilities. Might be possible to use Cost-Sharing Program in obtaining Vocalize system.
Maryland Accessible Telecommunications (MAT) - All disabilities.  Might be possible to use in obtaining Vocalize system.  Be sure certifying professional specifies the "Vocalize wheelchair integrated, completely Voice Controlled Cell Phone System".
Michigan
Minnesota Telephone Equipment Distribution (TED) - All Disabilities, Landline Only
Mississippi - Project S.T.A.R.T. 601-987-4872 (V/TTY)
MissouriTelecommunications Access Program for Internet (TAP-I) - All Disabilities, basic computer access such as specialized mouse
Montana Telecommunications Access Program (MTAP) - All Disabilities, Liberal but no Cell Phone (does not say anything about equipment to access a cell phone?)
Nebraska - 402-471-0225 (V) 402-471-0213 (TTY)
Nevada Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Centers (DHHARC) - No Mobility? Telephone Equipment Distribution Program "Coming Soon"
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York - No Distribution Program
North Carolina Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (TEDP) - No Mobility, Landline Only.  919-773-2994 (TTY) 800-999-5737 (V/TTY)
North Dakota's IPAT program - Both Cell and Landline Phone and Mobility Impairments.  800-265-4728 (V) 701-328-8968 (TTY)
Ohio : No Distribution Program
Oklahoma - 866-309-1717 VTTY 405-522-7930 VTTY (now located in Sulphur, OK)
Oregon Telecommunications Devices Access Program (TDAP) - All Disabilities.  Explicitly states program "purchases and loans...voice activated cellular phones" such as the Vocalize system.
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island Adaptive Telephone Equipment Program - All Disabilities, Possibly landline only but not specified?  401-276-0875 (voice/relay) 401-861-6677 (TDD)
South Dakota Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program (TEDP) - No service for Mobility Impairments.  605-773-4547 (TTY) 605-773-3195 (V)
Texas' STAP program - System with funding assistance using a Texas STAP voucher (download application).
Utah Relay - No service for Mobility Impairments
Vermont Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (VT-EDP) - All Disabilities. Up to $750 available "to purchase equipment approved by the program".  Should be possible to use funds in obtaining Vocalize system.
Vermont Opportunities Independence Fund offers affordable loans for the purchase of Assistive Technology.  800-865-8328
Virginia Technology Assistance Program (TAP) - No service for Mobility Impairments.
Washington Telecommunications Equipment Distribution (TED) - No service for Mobility Impairments.
West Virginia
Wisconsin - all disabilities. Up to $1500 "to purchase approved equipment"
Wyoming Relay Service no Mobility.  Vision and hearing only.  Landline only
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