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Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP)

Equipment Available through TDDP—Pennsylvania's Telecommunications Device Distribution Program

The following are pictures and descriptions of equipment available through Pennsylvania's Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP). Each device includes a suggestion of who can benefit. However, every individual is different and has unique needs. And remember, the actual applications may go beyond these suggestions. If you are unsure of which device to request from TDDP, it is strongly suggested that you borrow the device for a trial period from Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Lending Library.

The inventory codes for the Assistive Technology Lending Library are included in the device description for your convenience when completing the Assistive Technology Lending Library Device Loan Request form. Other descriptions and more information about these devices can be found on the Assistive Technology Lending Library website: http://disabilities.temple.edu/atlend.

New Exceptions Policy takes effect on July 1, 2010

The TDDP Exceptions Policy now includes any device or group of devices totaling $3,000 or more. This includes the DynaWrite with PhoneIT and the Deaf Blind Communicator, which previously had been on the standard equipment list. These devices and other equipment not on the list may be available to eligible TDDP customers through the Exceptions Process. Please check the TDDP site for information about the Exceptions Process.


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If none of the listed equipment will meet your needs, please contact the TDDP.

Equipment Name: Clarity Cordless XLC2 Phone with Amplification

Equipment Description

Photo of Cordless LXC2 Phone with amplificationThis cordless phone amplifies up to 50dB. The handset has lighted buttons and 2 speed dial buttons. Other options include talking caller ID, outgoing voice amplification (up to 15 dB), and a talking dial pad (number is announced as it is dialed).

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who are hard of hearing and can carry a cordless handset.

ATLL Code

TL-XLC2-TDDP

Equipment Name: Amplified Phone: Clarity Alto

Equipment Description

Photo of Clarity Alto amplified phoneThis phone has high-contrast, backlit buttons, and is an amplified phone (up to 53 dB tested). Featuring back-lit numbers and talking caller ID.

People Who May Benefit

Appropriate for people with up to a MODERATE hearing loss, if you have the ability to: pick up the handset, dial with large buttons, adjust the tone and volume, and if you need to: hear numbers as you dial or have the caller ID read to you, amplify calls.

ATLL Code

TBD

Equipment Name: Amplified Phone: Clarity Alto Plus

Equipment Description

Photo of Clarity Alto Plus amplified phoneThis phone has high-contrast, backlit buttons, and is an amplified phone (up to 53 dB tested). Featuring back-lit numbers and talking caller ID.

People Who May Benefit

Appropriate for people with up to a MODERATE hearing loss, if you have the ability to: dial with large buttons, adjust the tone and volume, and if you need to: hear numbers as you dial or have the caller ID read to you, amplify calls.

ATLL Code

TBD

Equipment Name: Talking Telephone, Amplified JV35

Equipment Description

Photo of Talking Telephone, Amplified JV35This phone has high-contrast, large buttons with Braille embossing on the keys, and three one-touch programmable emergency buttons. A voice calls out each number as it is dialed, or a person can record personalized button announcements. Amplifies up to 37dB, has an adjustable tone and ringer (95 dB), and has a bright ring flasher.

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who may have difficulty seeing. Individuals who have difficulty with small buttons.

ATLL Code

TL-JV35

Equipment Name: Telephone with Large Display: Geemarc BDP400

Equipment Description

Photo of Telephone with Large Display, Geemarc BDP400An amplified phone (40dB) with an extra-large screen and voice menus. Designed for users with low vision, easy tactile buttons, voice caller id and date/time features. Speaker phone.

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who have low vision or are blind and/or have moderate hearing loss.

ATLL Code

TL-BDP400-TDDP

Equipment Name: Ameriphone In-Line Handset Amplifier

Equipment Description

Photo of Ameriphone In-Line AmplifierConnects easily between the handset and the phone base. Amplifies incoming calls up to 40 dB. The tone selector adjusts specific frequencies for optimum speech clarity and distinction between similar sounding words. It cannot be used with telephones that have dialing pads in the handset.

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who like their current phone, and need the other person's voice to be amplified

ATLL Code

TL-AMP

Equipment Name: Captioned Telephone (CapTel 840), text supported

Equipment Description

Captioned Telephone (CapTel 840), text supportedThe CapTel phone automatically connects to the CapTel Captioning Service when a outgoing call is made, and a text transcription of what is said appears as captions in the display window. The phone amplifies up to 40 dB (untested). NOTE: This phone is not compatible with digital phone lines.

People Who May Benefit

Appropriate for people with a MILD hearing loss; YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO: Read, use natural voice; YOU NEED TO: Read what the caller is saying, use your natural voice to respond.

ATLL Code

TL-CAPTEL840

Equipment Name: HD 60J Jumbo Keys

Equipment Description

Photo of HD 60J Jumbo KeysThis phone has high-contrast, large buttons with Braille embossing on the keys, and is an amplified phone (55dB).

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who may have difficulty seeing. Individuals who have difficulty with small buttons.

ATLL Code

TL-HD60J-TDDP

Equipment Name: Amplified Photo Speaker Phone, HD-40P

Equipment Description

Photo of Amplified Photo Speaker Phone, HD-40PThis amplified (up to 26 dB) phone has nine large programmable photo memory buttons. A number can be dialed just by pressing on a picture. The ringer is adjustable up to 90dB, and there is a ring flasher. This is also a speakerphone.

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who may not be able to read. Individuals who cannot remember names or numbers. Individuals who have trouble pressing small phone buttons. Individuals who need minimal amplification.

ATLL Code

TL-HD40P-TDDP


Equipment Name: CL60A Cordless Phone

Equipment Description

Photo: CL60A cordless phoneThis cordless phone amplifies sound up to 50+ dB. It features the latest HDS (Hi-Def Sound) technology with Tone Control for crystal clear calls, taking caller ID, lighted talk-back keys, plus an Amplified Answering Machine with slow play-back and speakerphone in the base.

ATLL Code

TL-CL60A-TDDP

Equipment Name: Reizen Big Button Phone

Equipment Description

Photo of Reizen Big Button Amplified Speaker PhoneThis phone has large buttons with black on white number contrast for easy dialing. A bright red flashing light signals incoming calls. It has volume control and speakerphone capability.

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who have difficulty with small buttons. Individuals who need large numbers and/or buttons.

ATLL Code

TL-REIZEN

Equipment Name: Voice Activated Dialer, AblePhone 5000

Equipment Description

Photo of Voice Activated Inline Telephone Dialer AP-5000This device connects between the telephone base and phone line, and allows the user to make a call by simply speaking the other person's name. Up to 60 name/number entries can be programmed. The unit's verbal prompts guide the user through the setup sequence.

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who are unable to use their hands. Individuals who are blind.

ATLL Code

TL-DIAL

Equipment Name: Clarity Speaker Phone Fortissimo

Clarity Speaker Phone FortissimoThis speakerphone gives "one-touch" access to dialing, answering, and memory scanning functions from up to 40 feet away. Phone can be dialed by using the one touch number, the wireless pendant, or a connected switch. Headphones may be added to the pendant for privacy. Additional accessories may be added-call program for information.

HEADSET OPTIONS - One of the following headphones may be added to the pendant for privacy:

- Headband: an over the head style that covers both ears with sound (Must be able to put over head and on both ears)
- Two ear buds that have foam covers and fit completely in the ear (Must be able to use hands to put small device completely in each ear)
- One ear clip that slides over the top of the ear (Must be able to use hands to slide clip over the outside of the ear)

People Who May Benefit

Appropriate for people who... HAVE THE ABILITY TO: Program needed phone numbers into the memory buttons or have assistance to program in memory buttons, activate the switch (by pressing standard buttons, pendant or switch); YOU NEED TO: Have a hands free conversation, activate phone with remote control or switch (push a button of some kind).

ATLL Code

ATLL code: TL-FORT-TDDP

To learn more about the Fortissimo, watch and listen to this webinar recorded on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

Equipment Name: TTY Superprint 4425

Equipment Description

Photo of TTY Superprint 4425The Superprint 4425 has a built-in 24-character printer with date and time stamp for recording conversations. Call progress tells you if the phone you are calling is ringing or busy and TTY announcer tells hearing callers you are using a TTY. It features: direct connect, a built-in ring flasher, auto-busy redial, three way calling, 32K memory, TTY transfer, and auto-answer that displays an outgoing message when user is unavailable.

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who are Deaf or late-deafened

ATLL Code

TL-TTYVD-F (without large visual display)


Equipment Name: Hearing Carryover TTY, Q90D with speakers

Equipment Description

Small photo of Q90 TTY by AmeriphoneThis is a lightweight combination TTY/VCO/HCO with a PC-style keyboard and one touch buttons for typing commonly used phrases. It has a built-in microphone for hands-free Voice Carry Over (VCO) calls. It also has a text answering machine with remote message retrieval.

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who can hear but cannot speak. Individuals who are hard of hearing and need to see the words the other person is speaking.

ATLL Code

TL-Q90D-TDDP

Equipment Name: VCO TTY, Uniphone 1140

Equipment Description

Photo of Uniphone 1140 w/VCOThis phone is a direct-connect TTY/VCO/HCO and also a standard handset that amplifies up to 20dB. It takes TTY messages when you are unavailable. It has a two line LCD display with backlight, a built-in ring flasher, 8 K of memory, and 10 speed dial numbers.

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who are Deaf. Individuals who are hard of hearing. Individuals who can hear but cannot speak. Individuals who can speak but cannot hear.

ATLL Code

TL-UNI1140

Equipment Name: Telephone Fluency System

Equipment Description

Photo of Telephone Fluency SystemAnti-stuttering telephone device that plugs directly into the phone. It works by providing Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) and Frequency-shifted Auditory Feedback (FAF) which may improve the speaker's fluency. The caller's voice is heard in either the provided headset or the telephone's handset receiver. This system also has background noise reduction.

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who have a stutter

ATLL Code

TL-FLUENCY-TDDP

Equipment Name: Loud Ring Signaler, CrystalTone

Equipment Description

Photo of Loud Ring Signaler, Crystal Tone RingerThis signaler has a ring volume of up to 95 dB and has a flashing light indicator. Ring volume and frequency are adjustable, and different ring patterns can be set.

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who are Deaf. Individuals who are hard of hearing.

ATLL Code

TL-RING-TDDP

Equipment Name: Flashing Light Signaler

Equipment Description

Photo of Flashing Light SignalerThis signaler has plugs directly into the telephone line and a wall outlet. A lamp is plugged into the outlet and will flash to signal an incoming call. It has a switch so that the lamp can be turned on and off for normal lighting.

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who are deaf. Individuals who are hard of hearing.

ATLL Code

TL-SALERT

Equipment Name: Vibrating Signaler, OmniPage Kit (receiver shown)

Equipment Description

Small photo of Omni Page Receiver, vibratingA telephone alert system about the size of a pager. Receiver easily clips onto a belt or pocket. When the phone rings, the transmitter sends a signal to the receiver, which vibrates to alert the wearer of the phone call. It has an 80 to 100 foot range. The kit includes the transmitter and the vibrating receiver/pager.

People Who May Benefit

Individuals who are Deaf. Individuals who are blind. Individuals who are Deaf and blind.

ATLL Code

TL-TTYPAGE

For more information, contact:

Lisa Troy
TDDP Program Coordinator

Voice: 800-204-7428
TTY: 866-268-0579
Voice: 215-204-5966
FAX: 215-204-6336
Email: TDDP@temple.edu

Telecommunication Device Distribution Program
A program of Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT)
1755 N. 13th Street
Student Center, Room 411S
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Exceptions Process Information

Exceptions Process