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 Virginia, Perkins School for the Blind is responsible for iCanConnect, and works with the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) and others to provide in-state service. Contact Elizabeth Spiers with questions about applying in Virginia, 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.
Judy Jackson (804) 371-3112
Elizabeth Spiers (804) 325-1282
Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
397 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23227-3600
Phone: (804) 371-3140
V Toll Free Phone: (800) 655-2155
Fax: (804) 371-3073
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.