Kansas Telecommunication Access Program (TAP)

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The Kansas Telecommunication Access Program (TAP) provides FREE specialized telephones and other telecommunication devices for Kansas residents with disabilities that impair hearing, seeing, speaking, remembering, walking, or holding a telephone. Kansans with a range of disabilities may qualify for free devices under the TAP program, including but not limited to individuals with: brain injury, blind/visual impairments, deaf/hard of hearing, Cerebral Palsy, and many other disabilities. To qualify, you must have an income below $55,000 per year and have an existing phone service.

The TAP eligible equipment needs to accommodate your disability. The TAP program can explain more. Some of the equipment TAP may be able to buy you may include:

  • Smartphones and tablets
  • Amplified telephones
  • Large number telephones
  • Telephones with talking keys
  • Photo button telephones
  • Emergency response telephones
  • Captioned telephones
  • Hands free telephones
  • Light flasher/loud bell signaling devices
  • Voice dialer accessories

The application for TAP may be found at https://atk.ku.edu/applications

Certification of disability is required and must be verified by one of the following:

  • Audiologist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Physician Assistant
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Optometrist

Questions about TAP? Call 1-800-526-3648

Kansas TAP has several Demonstration Centers located throughout the state, which have equipment available for you to try. To find your regional Assistive Technology Access Site, you may call 1-800-526-3648.

For more information about the Assistive Technology, contact Assistive Technology for Kansas:



2601 Gabriel

Parsons, KS 67350

Kansas Telecommunication Access Program (TAP)