To take advantage of the TEDP, you must be an Alaskan resident and have a need for distance communication.
In addition, you must have one of the following as certified by a physician, audiologist or hearing-aid specialist, speech-language pathologist, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation or the Department of Education:
- Significant Hearing Loss
- Speech Impairment
- Communication disorder which severely interferes with communication effectively over the telephone
Individuals who would like to be considered for speech apps must be able to access text-based communication.