Alabama Telecommunication Access Program (ATAP)

  • Do you like to talk on the telephone but get frustrated because you can't understand the conversation? Is it challenging to see the small buttons on your current home telephone or hard to see the displays?  If the answer is yes, you may be interested in a telephone through the ATAP program.

    The ATAP program provide individuals with a free telephone specifically designed to help with any of these difficulities. The specialized telephones are FREE to people who meet the eligibility requirements listed beow. 

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Must be an Alabama resident
    • Must be hard of hearing, Deaf, speech disabled or DeafBlind
    • Must have a telephone landline service
    • Must meet income requirements for household
    • If you meet the first three eligibility requirements above and want to know if your income meets the requirement, contact AIDB Shoals Regional Center at 256-383-3503.

    How to Apply:

    Apply Online


Types of Telephones:

  • Image of Q90D keyboard and display

    Amer Q90D TTY

    Full-size keyboard with 68 keys PC-style keyboard,
    Text answering machine with programmable personalized greeting and remote message retrieval,
    Built-in microphone for hands-free, Voice Carry Over (VCO) calls, Place Hearing Carry Over (HCO) calls with optional speakers or headset, 32K conversation and incoming message memory, 24 number memory dialing directory

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  •  Image of Ampli 600 phone and emergency response pendant

    Ampli 600 ERP

    Hearing aid T-Coil compatible, Wrist transmitters up to 66 feet, Alerts up to 6 people, Automatic dialer in an emergency, Plays prerecorded message, Ringer up to 95dB, Amplified volume up to 50dB, Boosts outgoing speech to 12dB

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  • Image of Captel 840i phone

    Captel 840i

    Requires internet access, Captions can be turned off, Built in answering machine, Adjustable volume control, 40db, Caller ID, Phone book to store up to 95 names/numbers, Wi-Fi compatible, Adjustable fonts on screen

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  •  Stock photo of Clarity Cordless phone XLC3.4

    Clarity XLC3.4 Cordless

    Up to 95dB extra loud ringing, Amplified up to 50dB,
    Battery back up, Caller ID, Talking caller ID, Boost button, Programmable memory buttons, Hearing aid compatible

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  •  Stock image of crystaltone amplified phone

    Crystaltone Amplified

    Extremely powerful amplifier (up to 35dB), (A/B) switch lets users adjust for high, low or combination of frequency ranges, Hearing Aid compatible handset,
    High contrast dial pad is extra large and easy to read
    10 Memory buttons plus 3 Emergency speed-dial keys
    Bright ring flasher alerts you visually to incoming calls

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