In 2017, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) certified 56 programs to distribute communications equipment to low-income individuals who are deaf-blind under the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), also known as iCanConnect.
Recently, the programs certified for Kentucky and Illinois informed CGB that they would stop participating in the NDBEDP as of June 30, 2019.
On July 31, 2019, CGB released a Public Notice announcing the selection of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults for the state of Kentucky.
On August 22, 2019, CGB released a Public Notice announcing the selection of the Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center, through its Chicago Hearing Society Division, for the state of Illinois.
Links to the Kentucky NDBEDP Public Notice:
Links to the Illinois NDBEDP Public Notice:
For more information about the NDBEDP, visit http://www.fcc.gov/ndbedp.
For more information about these Public Notices, contact Jackie Ellington, Disability Rights Office (DRO), CGB, at 202-418-1153 or Jackie.Ellington@fcc.gov; or Rosaline Crawford, DRO, CGB, at 202-418-2075 or Rosaline.Crawford@fcc.gov. Individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at 844-432-2275 (videophone). TTY users may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322.