Is Using the Telephone a Problem for You?
If you are a Texas resident with a disability that interferes with using the telephone, we can help. The telephone is a social connection, a link to family, friends. and workplace, even a lifeline when needed. The Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (S.T.A.P.) offers assistance that might benefit you if you have a disability that makes using a telephone difficult or impossible.
The Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) through S.T.A.P provides a voucher to eligible individuals. That voucher may be exchanged for specialized telephone equipment.
S.T.A.P. is a joint service of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
What are the qualifications for S.T.A.P.?
- Individuals must be a Texas resident, and
- Have a disability or condition that limits ability to access the telephone.
How do I receive S.T.A.P. services?
All applicants must be assessed and qualified by a State approved Certifier.
We can assist you through the process.
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