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Adaptive Telephone Equipment

The State 911 Department would like to make you aware of an exciting program that could greatly benefit you or members of your family. This program is the Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program or more commonly referred to as MassEDP.

MassEDP provides adaptive telephone equipment to people who have difficulty using the telephone due issues such as hearing loss or vision loss. This enables you to have the opportunity to enjoy clear, independent phone communications and the ability to contact 911 in the event of an emergency. The specialized telephone equipment is offered to people with a permanent disability for little or no cost, depending on income level. These disabilities include: deaf/hard of hearing, blind/low vision, motion, cognitive, and speech.

There are three eligibility requirements:

  1. Residency in Massachusetts
  2. Permanent disability that can be verified by a MA physician
  3. Residential phone service

There are several different types of equipment, each offering special benefits based on disability. MassEDP Field Advisors are available for on-site presentations at your facility.

For more information and a complete list of equipment, please visit MassEDP or call 1-800-300-5658.