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Access through Technology

We can provide a full assessment, a range of equipment and training to eligible individuals who have a combination of Deafness & Blindness (low vision and hearing loss)

and meet the income requirements. ​

The FCC has selected the CT Tech Act Project as the Certified Program the National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program to provide equipment needed to make telecommunications, advanced communications, and the Internet accessible to low-income individuals who have both significant vision loss and significant hearing loss.​ ​

There is no cost to eligible individuals to receive assessments, equipment and training.​

Significant vision loss is defined as having at least one of the following conditions:

  • Visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with corrective lenses
  • A field defect such that the peripheral diameter of the visual field is no greater than 20 degrees
  • Progressive visual loss with a prognosis leading to one or both of above condition.
Woman with low vision and her colleague looking at a laptop
Sisters showcasing their laptops and cellphones they received from the Access Through Technology program, sitting on a sofa smiling at the camera

Significant hearing loss is defined as having at least one of the following conditions:

  • Chronic hearing disabilities so severe that most speech cannot be understood with optimum amplification
  • Progressive hearing loss having a prognosis leading to above condition

Income guidelines:

  • Household income within 400 % of federal poverty level.
  • Income guidelines for the current year can be found on the National iCanConnect website. 


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man with low vision tying on an alternate keyboard with an audio recorder next to him.