KCDHH Telecommunication Access Program (TAP)


The 1994 Kentucky General Assembly enacted legislation which directed the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) to establish a program to distribute specialized telecommunications equipment (STE), to deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired persons in Kentucky. The distribution program is funded through a surcharge on Kentucky telecommunication access lines. Household income is not considered when determining eligibility. This program increases the accessibility of the telecommunications system to persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind or speech-impaired.