What is an adaptive phone and how can it help people with a disability?

The ability to communicate is one of humanity’s most fundamental needs- yet for some people with disabilities, something as simple as making a phone call can become extremely frustrating and challenging, leaving a person feeling isolated from their support system. Thankfully, we live in a time where adaptive technology is becoming increasingly more advanced. 

So what are adaptive phones? 

Adaptive telephones are phones designed for disabled people who need assistance sending and receiving calls. 

Types of adaptive phones

  • low vision phones
  • amplified phones for the hearing impaired
  • hands-free phone devices 
  • phones with light for the deaf 
  • phones with pictures for people with dementia

So whether you have a vision impairment like macular degeneration or mobility issues that make using your hands challenging, an adaptive phone can help. At Delta Center for Independent Living, we help people with disabilities find the right phone to meet their needs. You may even qualify for a FREE adaptative telephone. 

Do I qualify for a free adaptive telephone? 

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

  1. Do you reside in Missouri? 
  2. Do you have a landline in your home? 
  3. Do you have an income of 60,000 or less?

If you answered yes to all three questions, please contact our Referral Hotline at 636-926-8761 or by email at info@dcil.org

To learn more about our process, please visit http://dcil.org/independent-living-services/adaptive-telephones/

It is our mission to increase personal freedom and independence for persons with disabilities. 

DELTA CENTER SERVES THOSE WITH DISABILITIES IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY, WARREN COUNTY, LINCOLN COUNTY, AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY. WE ALSO SERVE ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.