Some of the features offered on the phones were:
- Volume Control
- Tone Control [making the sounds clearer]
- Speaker phones
- External Bell [can be placed so when the phone rings it can be heard]
- Lit Keys
- Ring Alert [flashes so you know the phone is ringing]
- Pager [beeps so you can locate the phone if it is not on its cradle]
- Memory Dials
- Talk Back [Vision-tells you what number you have dialed]
- Big Buttons [Vision-Arthritis-Parkinson's]
- LED screen that displays the words been said by the other party [godsend to those that miss words over the phone]
- Complete the application [available on the web-site address below] providing your name and address and contact information
- Have the second part of the application form completed by an authorized certified agent [MD, Audiologist, Hearing Aid Dispenser amongst others]
- Mail, Fax or bring the form into the Service Center nearest you [see below for the Sacramento Center's Information].
The cost of this program is covered by a small surcharge that all telephone users in California pay as part of their telephone bill and anyone who needs one should be aware of and make use of this excellent program.
Ms. Miller also pointed out that if you have had a phone through the program for any length of time you may want to look at the newer models, it may be time trade in for an upgrade.
These phones definitely make it easier to hear, to dial and to stay connected. Thanks Love for making this a very interesting and useful presentation!
SACRAMENTO SERVICE CENTER
2033 Howe Avenue
Check out CTAP's website for more information: http://www.ddtp.org/