Helen Keller National Center


iCanConnect is a national program with local contacts to help people stay connected with friends, family, their community, and the world. iCanConnect provides free equipment and training to people with both significant vision and hearing loss who meet disability and income guidelines.

In Texas, Perkins School for the Blind is responsible for iCanConnect, and works with Helen Keller National Center and others to provide in-state service. Contact Brenda Baroncelli with questions about applying in Texas, and download an application.

People eligible for iCanConnect receive an assessment to identify solutions to support their distance communication goals. Then, participants are provided equipment and training that meets their needs. Examples include smartphones, tablets, computers, and braille devices.

See how iCanConnect is helping people with both significant vision and hearing loss to stay connected:

For general iCanConnect questions, contact Laura Vaughan, Perkins School for the Blind, 617.972.7619.

Contact Information

Brenda Baroncelli

Helen Keller National Center

P.O. Box 351804

Palm Coast, Florida 32135

bbaroncelli@helenkeller.org

VP Phone: (516) 340-1014

Fax: (516) 580-4516

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.