Sending an email or chatting on the phone can be challenging for people who have significant combined vision and hearing loss and don't have access to the right equipment. iCanConnect is a national program that can help. Along with free communication equipment and software, we provide training in your home, allowing you to take full advantage of the powerful features and functionality that today's communication technologies provide.

iCanConnect serves people from a wide range of backgrounds, including older people who have lost their sight and hearing later in life, people with Usher and CHARGE Syndromes, and others with combined significant vision and hearing loss who meet federal income guidelines. The equipment we provide includes smartphones, tablets, computers, screen readers, braille displays, and adaptive software.

Lisa Downey walks outside with her iCanConnect smartphone

Lisa Downey’s introduction to iCanConnect was random good luck.

The 52-year-old...

Alice Eaddy serves as president of the National Federation of the Blind Deaf

Alice Eaddy is a whirlwind of activity and communications.

She serves as...

Elaine Ducharme is an iCanConnect consumer in Massachusetts

Elaine Ducharme, 60, still remembers struggling to write letters by hand and mail them...