Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution is a direct result of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. The goal is to ensure that every person with combined hearing and vision loss has access to modern telecommunication tools and the training necessary to use them. Missouri Assistive Technology (MoAT) is certified by the FCC to administer the project in the state of Missouri.

The program covers a variety of equipment based on the individual participant’s distance communication needs.  Individuals apply for technology such as an iPhone or iPad or computer with magnification software or a screen-reader.  Other equipment may include a neckloop, Braille display, or large-print keyboard.

Click on the links to help you determine if you or someone you know might be interested in applying to participate in Missouri’s Deaf-Blind Equipment Program.  Contact Brenda with questions about the program, brenda.whitlock@att.net or 816-655-6700.

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