Assistive Technology

DEAF, Inc. can help you identify which of the many agencies or programs might be able to provide the equipment or funding for the equipment you need.

Assistive Technology

IL provides information and referrals and advocacy, peer support, and skills development in many areas, such as:

1) Finding affordable housing

2) Obtaining health insurance, healthcare, including long-term support services

3) Support with the immigration and naturalization process

4) Support for Deaf parents

5) Increasing knowledge and skills for health and independence, including basic English, money management, and using public transportation

6) Connecting to other programs and services for assistance with benefits, finances, legal issues, transportation services, and more.

Identifying Your Needs

DEAF, Inc. can help you identify which of the many agencies or programs might be able to provide the equipment or funding for the equipment you need.  

For telecommunication equipment - we provide support and referral for the variety of programs providing equipment, most at no charge to the individual.

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Getting Assistive Technology

For hearing aids and home assistive technology, the situation is more complex.

In some cases, a third party is legally responsible for providing assistive technology as a form of reasonable accommodation.

In other cases, health insurance, services received from other state agencies (i.e., MRC or MCB), income, etc. different programs are available to provide technology.

DEAF, Inc. receives federal funding through the Title VII, Part B (7B) program for the purchase of assistive technology for qualified individuals.