Delta Center helps disabled adults who are Missouri residents qualify for a free adaptive phone. 

Telephones are an integral part of our lives and therefore necessary. Above all, they help us to stay connected with those who matter most.

But what if using a cell phone or a traditional telephone is difficult?

The good news is there are phones for people with disabilities! Adaptive telephones are phones designed for disabled people who need assistance sending and receiving calls. 

If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind, have cognitive issues like dementia, speech impairments, mobility problems like spinal cord injury (SCI), or paralysis, an adaptive telephone might be a suitable solution for your communication needs. 

Types of Adaptive Telephones

  • low vision phones
  • amplified phones for hearing impaired
  • hands-free phone devices 
  • phones with light for the deaf 
  • phones with pictures for people with dementia
    This adaptive phone uses images to help individuals who suffer from cognitive decline such as demential and Alzheimers.

If you have trouble using the phone, Delta Center may be able to help!

To qualify for a FREE adaptive telephone, you must be able to answer yes to these three questions.

Do you

  1. Reside in Missouri?
  2. Have a landline in your home?
  3. Have an income of $60,000 or less? 

If you answered yes to all three questions, contact our Information and Referral Hotline at 636-926-8761, or you may contact us by email at [email protected] to see if you qualify for a free adaptive telephone.

How Our Process Works

  1. Contact us to schedule a time to meet with our staff. 
  2. Complete paperwork. 
  3. Place your adaptive phone order.
  4. Get your free adaptive phone delivered to your doorstep. 

Additionally, if you need assistance setting up your new adaptive telephone, we can help!



Adaptive telephones are phones designed for disabled people who need assistance sending and receiving calls. For example, there are adaptive phones with extra large buttons for the vision impaired, and amplified phones for the hearing impaired.

Yes. You must already have either a landline or a cell phone carrier. You will be responsible for all service charges. Only the phones are covered by the program.

The adaptive telephones are free to anyone in Missouri with a qualifying disability whose income is $60,000 or less. Qualifying disabilities include hearing loss, vision loss and speech and mobility impairments. Proof of disability is not required, but audiology reports can be helpful in selecting the best phone.

Delta Center increases Personal Freedom & Independence for persons with disabilities

Delta Center partners with people with disabilities and their communities to remove barriers and promote positive changes leading to greater independence.

We envision a world of acceptance, access, independence, and self-determination for all.

Delta Center serves those with disabilities in St. Charles County, Warren County, Lincoln County, and St. Louis County. We also serve St. Louis, Missouri.