Assistive Technology and Information Technology
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Laws and government programs:
- Relay Texas and Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP)
Relay Texas allows comprehensive access to the telephone network by Texans who are deaf, deaf blind, hard-of-hearing or speech-disabled, and allows hearing persons a means to contact persons with these disabilities. STAP provides financial assistance, to individuals who have a disability that interferes with their ability to access the telephone network, to be able to purchase specialized equipment or services.
- Section 508 Standards
Federal agency online guide to the Section 508 standards on information technology.
- Federal Communications Commission, Telecommunications Act
Federal agency guidelines for Telecommunications Act Accessibility.
- Assurance Wireless Offers Free Cellular Telephone
This program offers a free cell phone and 250 minutes of free air time per month based on eligibility. Subscribers may qualify if they receive Medicaid, food stamps/SNAP, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), federal public housing assistance, Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), or based on income level.