The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf (LCD) provides telecommunications equipment and alert systems at no cost to Louisiana residents who are d/Deaf, DeafBlind, hard of hearing, or have a speech disorder. The equipment can improve the quality of daily communication by allowing users to communicate over the phone and receive alerts through vibration or visual alerts.
Some telecommunications equipment is available to those who qualify through iCanConnect, the National DeafBlind Equipment Distribution Program. This program provides equipment such as Braille devices, computers, and mobile devices to thousand of people who are DeafBlind across the country. Check out their website, iCanConnect.org, to learn what equipment is available, see it you qualify, and more. Visit their Louisiana-specific page to apply to receive equipment.