Technology Assistance Program (TAP)
Appalachian Independence Center, Inc.
Who We Are
The Technology Assistance Program (TAP) provides adaptive telecommunication equipment to qualified applicants whose hearing loss or disabilities prevent them from using a standard telephone. Applicants must be a resident of Virginia and meet current financial guidelines.
Assistive devices available are: TTY's (text telephones), Amplified telephones, Voice Carry Over phones, Captioning telephones, outgoing speech amplifier phones, signalers for the phone and door, hearing carry over phones and other devices by special request.
Outreach Providers working with the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing can provide you additional information. Training on use of the equipment is available. TAP participants can apply for new equipment every four years.