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On May 12, 2017, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice announcing the entities certified to participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), also known as “iCanConnect,” for 13 states and territories starting July 1, 2017.

CGB certified the Perkins School for the Blind as the entity to administer the NDBEDP for Arizona, Arkansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  In addition, CGB certified Access Technologies, Inc., to administer the NDBEDP for Oregon, and the South Dakota Department of Human Services to administer the NDBEDP for South Dakota.

The FCC will announce by future Public Notices the names of other entities that are selected for the NDBEDP.

Links to the Public Notice:
Weblink:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/commission-announces-entities-participate-ndbedp
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-17-460A1.docx
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-17-460A1.pdf
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-17-460A1.txt

For more information about the NDBEDP, visit http://www.fcc.gov/ndbedp.

For more information about the Public Notice, contact Jackie Ellington, Disability Rights Office (DRO), CGB, 202-418-1153, e-mail Jackie.Ellington@fcc.gov; or Rosaline Crawford, DRO, CGB, 202‑418‑2075, e-mail Rosaline.Crawford@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at 844-432-2275 (videophone).

Updated: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019