Facebook Social Icon Twitter Social Icon You Tube Social Icon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Human Services

Central Office: 913-715-8800

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, Kansas 66061

You are here

Telecommunications Access Program

The Telecommunications Access Program (TAP)
(Provides vouchers for specialized telephone equipment
for Kansas residents with hearing, vision, speech, cognitive,
or mobility disabilities/impairments) 

Assistive Technology for Kansas
2601 Gabriel, Parsons, KS 67357
800-526-3648, 866-666-1470 
(620) 421-0954 FAX
atk.ku.edu/kansas
Email atkapss@ku.edu

A demonstration site is available at 
Mid-America Alliance for Access

626 Minnesota Ave. Suite 200.
Kansas City, KS 66101
321-5140/V, 866-201-3829, 321-5216/TTY
http://www.weloveaccess.org/kansas-location 
where they provide medical equipment,
home modification resources, and
information and advocacy for individuals with disabilities.

 
What types of phones are available?

  • TTY text telephones for the deaf
  • Amplified phones for persons who are hard of hearing
  • Large-button phones for persons with low vision
  • Braille phones for people who are blind
  • Voice-activated phones for people with limited use of their hands
  • Photo phones for people with memory loss

How do I know whether I qualify for TAP?

  • You must be a Kansas resident.
  • You must have telephone service in your home.
  • You must have a certified disability.
  • You must have a household income of
    less than $55,000 per year, plus a dependent allowance.

How do I apply for TAP?

You will need to fill out an application that includes a signature
by your physician, ophthalmologist, audiologist, speech pathologist,
vocational rehabilitation counselor, or optometrist.

Where do I get an application?

Contact the TAP office, or see http://atk.ku.edu/ks-tap
to download and print an application.

Once your application has been approved, TAP will send you a voucher
for an amount that will cover the cost of your phone, and a list of
vendors from whom you must order your equipment.
The approved vendors will need your voucher for payment
and will send you the phone you need.

How often may I apply for TAP?

Every four years.