Institute Events and Trainings
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

TECHNOLOGY

Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP)

Additional Resources

Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program Association

www.tedpa.org

Assisting state programs with the administration of specialized telecommunication equipment distribution programs for people with disabilities.

Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services

www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/cwp/view.asp?a=128&Q=58075

The Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services offers support for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Services range from orientation and mobility instruction to assistance with employment.

CareerLink

www.cwds.state.pa.us

CareerLink assists individuals with disabilities to find employment.

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) - Pennsylvania

http://hlaa-pa.org

The Hearing Loss Association of Pennsylvania is an organization that advocates for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. HLAA can provide informational support for individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The national website for the Hearing Loss Association of America is www.hearingloss.org.

Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/cwp/view.asp?a=128&q=224493&landiNavDLTEST=%7C851%7C

ODHH advocates, educates, and refers information to people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. ODHH maintains the state's registry of qualified sign language interpreters and offers an "interpreter finder" service.

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/cwp/view.asp?a=128&Q=168255

OVR assists Pennsylvanians with disabilities to secure and maintain employment and independence.

PA Relay

www.parelay.net

The Pennsylvania Relay Service is an AT&T phone service regulated by the Public Utility Commission offering persons who are hearing, deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled three ways to connect using the telephone: Traditional Relay (including speech to speech relay), Video Relay, and Internet Relay.

Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership Center (PEAL)

www.pealcenter.org

The Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership Center provides information on resources and services available for children with disabilities. PEAL provides services to the Western and Central regions of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF)

www.patf.us

The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) is a non-profit organization that offers low-interest cash loans with extended repayment terms. PATF also provides information about other potential funding sources and free consumer credit counseling.

Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Lending Library (ATLL)

http://disabilities.temple.edu/programs/assistive/atlend

Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Lending Library is a resource for Pennsylvanians with disabilities of all ages to borrow and try assistive technology for free.

Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT)

http://disabilities.temple.edu/piat

A program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, PIAT provides services such as device demonstration and reutilization. There are PIAT Assistive Technology Resource Centers in nine regions across the state of Pennsylvania. These centers can assist in identifying and accessing equipment that may help an individual.

Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)

www.pattan.net

Local educational agencies (LEAs) with students whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) identifies the need for AT devices or services may turn to the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) for AT training and support. PaTTAN's assistive technology consultants and IU Assistive Technology Consultants are available to answer questions and direct school staff and families to appropriate AT resources.

Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf (PSAD)

www.psadweb.org

PSAD maximizes the participation and productivity of its Deaf and Hard of Hearing Citizens within Pennsylvania through education, advocacy, and services.

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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