Sending an email or talking on the phone can be challenging for people with significant combined vision and hearing loss who don't have access to the right equipment.
iCanConnect can help.
This program is also known as the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), and in Maine is administered by DRM Deaf Services.
Since 2012, more than 80 Mainers with combined hearing and vision loss have received free equipment and training to help them stay connected with family and friends, and to take care of all their distance communication needs, including email, texting, and video communication services.
We provide free distance communication equipment and software, and personalized training right in your home, allowing you to take full advantage of the powerful features and functionality that today's communication technologies provide.
Hearing and vision loss can develop slowly and tend to get worse over time, so there’s no time like the present to start exploring the world of assistive technology. Maybe you (or someone you know) just need a phone that’s a little louder or has bigger buttons. Maybe the computer screen is harder to read than it used to be. There are many equipment options to assist with these challenges. The iCanConnect.org web site has examples of the equipment available and how it has helped people across the U.S. stay in touch.
Combined hearing and vision loss can cause people to put so many things on hold, relationships, creative pursuits and interests, and just keeping up with current events. Whatever ways combined vision and hearing loss are limiting the freedom to communicate, no one has to settle for being cut off from the outside world. There are ways to regain the ease of being in touch with the people you care about and who care about you.
Why not give Scott Murray a call at DRM Deaf Services and find out more about this helpful program:
Phone (V): 207.797.7656
Looking forward to connecting with you!