Hearing-disabled to get one-day local assistance to acquire
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[OCT. 5, 2006]
Amplified telephones are now available for the
hard of hearing and hearing-impaired. Through the Illinois
Telecommunications Access Corp., representatives from Springfield
Center for Independent Living will be in Lincoln on Oct 17 at the
Logan County Health Department.
are required and governed by Illinois law. Illinois
law requires all local exchange carriers to provide
telecommunication access for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard
of hearing or speech-disabled.
Please come and try out these telephones. They are
resident of Illinois.
regular telephone service in residence.
Certified by family physician or registered audiologist as
unable to use a standard telephone.
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People interested should call the Logan County
Health Department at 217-735-2317 for an appointment. Callers will
be asked to stop by and pick up an application packet to be filled
out prior to their appointment time.
On the day of testing these telephones, applicants
will need to bring the completed application along with a copy of
their driver's license photo or photo ID and a telephone bill, as
instructed in the information packet.
Any questions should be directed to the ITAC office
in Springfield, 1-800-841-6187.
[Provided by Jonie Tibbs]