iCanConnect New Jersey

iCanConnect is administered by the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI), in collaboration with the Center for Sensory & Complex Disabilities at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).

These two organizations in New Jersey are leading the endeavor to provide distant communications equipment to individuals with combined vision and hearing loss across the state. Through their efforts, individuals who meet the eligibility requirements have received individualized assessments to address their distant communication needs.

The program has provided equipment such as smartphones, computers, braille devices, tablets and consumers receive the necessary training to be successful and empowered to use their equipment. New Jersey values the unique opportunity to collaborate with the Deafblind experts and programs across the state and have established best practices to streamline their services as the program has evolved over the years.

As featured on WNBC Channel 4 News with Pat Battle and throughout statewide and national literature over the years, here are what some New Jersey consumers and their families have to say about their equipment:

“I feel like I have my sister back,” said Cheryl. “She finally has the tools to speak her mind in the manner she wants to speak it without someone in between trying to communicate it. It’s given her a sense of worth.” -Cheryl (sister of program recipient)

“I recommend iCanConnect to everyone who needs services to help communicate,” said Jenn. “We are so thankful for the equipment and training Molly received through iCanConnect. She wouldn’t be where she is today without it.” -Jenn (parent of recipient)

“If I didn’t have the apps and tools on my iPhone that I received through iCanConnect, I’d be lost,” -Alice Eaddy (program recipient)

“It makes me happy,” says Jonathan. “I miss my family and friends, but I love video chatting with them on my computer. I can see them so much better. We play games, and I don’t get tired as fast now. And my eyes and head don’t hurt as much thanks to my new equipment from iCanConnect. Thank you iCanConnect!” -Jonathan (program recipient)

Contact Information


The College of New Jersey/School of Education

PO Box 7718

Ewing, New Jersey 08628


Phone: (609) 771-2711

Fax: (609) 637-5144

Application Resources

Do you have questions?

For state-specific inquiries, please reach out to your local program contact listed above. Otherwise, please submit your general iCanConnect question through the Contact Us form.