Virginia Relay and the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) have a mission to promote equal telecommunication access for individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, or have difficulty speaking. To help ensure everyone is able to make and receive telephone calls, the Commonwealth offers two programs that provide specialized telecommunication equipment to qualified applicants.

Technology Assistance Program (TAP)

The Technology Assistance Program (TAP) is available to Virginia residents who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or have difficulty speaking, meet eligibility requirements, and/or are veterans of our military. The program provides specialized telecommunication equipment on a loan-to-own basis, including TTYs, Captioned Telephones, amplified telephones, signalers for the phone and door, and more.

To learn more about how you can qualify for TAP, visit or call 1-800-552-7917.


A service of the Federal Communication Commission and administered by VDDHH, the iCanConnect program offers a variety of equipment options for those who are living with both hearing and vision loss. Including tablets, large-button telephones, Braille keyboards, telephone signalers, and more, these equipment options are available to those who meet the eligibility requirements.

To learn more about how you can qualify for the iCanConnect Program, visit or call 804-371-3140.

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