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Central Office: 913-715-8800

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

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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
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
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.