Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired


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.

Contact Information

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

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.