On October 13, 2022, the FCC released a Public Notice to announce Perkins School for the Blind (Perkins) as the certified entity for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP).  Perkins will start on December 1, 2022, and replace Disability Rights Maine. 

Links to the Public Notice:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-certifies-perkins-school-blind-administer-maine-ndbedp
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-1091A1.docx
PDF:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-1091A1.pdf
Text:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-1091A1.txt

For more information about the NDBEDP, visit http://www.fcc.gov/ndbedp.  For more information about this Public Notice, contact Jackie Ellington, NDBEDP Administrator, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at 202-418-1153 or Jackie.Ellington@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: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2022