Equipment and Training Free to Deaf-Blind People

LightHouse student Angela Palmer (left) and LightHouse Deaf-Blind Specialist Sook Hee Choi talk technology using Tactile Sign LanguageThe LightHouse continues to provide telecommunication equipment and training to eligible deaf-blind Californians. We are nearing the end of our third year, and over 300 Californians who are deaf-blind or legally blind and hard of hearing have received accessible equipment to use for communication (email or phone use) with friends and family.

While everyone’s needs and technology abilities are different, we have been able to provide a range of equipment depending on need and skills, for example: iPhones with Braille displays; computers with screen readers and noise canceling headsets to hear JAWs; assistance with upgrading software such as ZoomText or JAWS; or providing braille displays to folks who can no longer hear the speech on the screen reader, but can read email using a braille display.

To find out more about this program, contact Sook Hee Choi, Deaf-Blind Specialist at Sook Hee will send to you program information and an application.