Sending an email or chatting on the phone can be challenging for people with both significant vision and hearing loss. iCanConnect provides free equipment including smartphones, tablets, computers, screen readers, braille displays, and more to people who meet federal disability and income guidelines.
Each person receives an individual assessment to determine the best equipment solutions.
iCanConnect serves people from a wide range of backgrounds, including older people who have lost vision and hearing later in life, and people with Usher and CHARGE Syndromes.
People from a wide range of backgrounds benefit from iCanConnect. We visited program participants in their homes to find out how iCanConnect is touching their lives. From communicating with friends and family to getting updates on activities and their community, our participants tell us they are connecting with others and the world around them in a whole new way. This video provides a snapshot of iCanConnect users in action.
iCanConnect, also known as the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program, is a federal program administered locally in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands. Look up your local program contact to learn more and see if you or someone you know qualifies. Find Your Local Contact