Alabama Telecommunication Access Program (ATAP)
Do you like to talk on the telephone but is frustrated because you can't understand the conversation. Is it challenging to see the small buttons on your current home telephone or hard to see the displays? If the answer is yes, you may be interested in a telephone through the ATAP program.
The ATAP program provide individuals with a free telephone specifically designed to help with any of these difficulities. The specialized telephones are FREE to people who meet the eligibility requirements listed beow.
- Must be an Alabama resident
- Must be hard of hearing, Deaf, speech disabled or DeafBlind
- Must have a telephone landline service
- Must meet income requirements for household
- If you meet the first three eligibility requirements above and want to know if your income meets the requirement, contact AIDB Shoals Regional Center at 256-383-3503.
How to Apply:
Types of Telephones:
Full-size keyboard with 68 keys PC-style keyboard,
Text answering machine with programmable personalized greeting and remote message retrieval,
Built-in microphone for hands-free, Voice Carry Over (VCO) calls, Place Hearing Carry Over (HCO) calls with optional speakers or headset, 32K conversation and incoming message memory, 24 number memory dialing directory
Extremely powerful amplifier (up to 35dB), (A/B) switch lets users adjust for high, low or combination of frequency ranges, Hearing Aid compatible handset,
High contrast dial pad is extra large and easy to read
10 Memory buttons plus 3 Emergency speed-dial keys
Bright ring flasher alerts you visually to incoming calls