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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Center

2114 Angus Rd. Suite #237
Charlottesville, VA 22901

(434) 422-5255

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Contact Information

(434) 422-5255
(800) 552-7917

Who We Are

The Technology Assistance Program (TAP) provides adaptive telecommunication equipment to qualified applicants whose hearing loss or disabilities prevent them from using a standard telephone. Applicants must be a resident of Virginia and meet current financial guidelines.

Equipment is provided to qualified individuals on a Loan-to-Own (L2O) basis. This gives qualified recipients up to 30 days to decide whether to keep, exchange, or return the equipment. If following the 30-day period, the recipient feels the device enables him or her to successfully communicate over the phone, he or she retains ownership of the device.

Assistive devices available are: TTY's (text telephones), Amplified telephones, Voice Carry Over phones, Captioning telephones, outgoing speech amplifier phones, signalers for the phone and door, hearing carry over phones and other devices by special request.

Outreach Providers working with the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing can provide you additional information. Training on use of the equipment is available. TAP participants can apply for new equipment every four years.

Who We Serve

Languages Spoken
Service Area(s)
Albemarle County
Appomattox County
Buckingham County
Campbell County
Charlotte County
Charlottesville City
Cumberland County
Danville City
Fluvanna County
Halifax County
Lunenburg County
Mecklenburg County
Pittsylvania County
Prince Edward County

Cost & Payment Methods

Fee Structure
No Fee

Age Requirements
No Age Requirement
Other Eligibility Criteria
People who are hard of hearing or deaf; income restrictions

Available 24/7
Additional Availability Comments
Other times by appointment only

Intake Process
Call the office. Appointments are required.
Self Refer
Provider Refer
Intake Contact Email

Report Problems
Call the Agency