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In 2012, the FCC certified 53 programs to distribute communications equipment under the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) in each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Recently, the program certified for Ohio informed the FCC that it would stop participating in the NDBEDP as of December 31, 2016.  The FCC invited applications from other organizations interested in becoming certified to distribute communications equipment under the NDBEDP to low-income individuals in Ohio who are deaf-blind. 

On December 30, 2016, the FCC announced that it selected the Perkins School for the Blind for certification to participate in the NDBEDP for the state of Ohio.  Perkins will work with local agencies to serve eligible residents throughout Ohio.

Links to the Public Notice:
Word:  https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-16-1462A1.docx
PDF:  https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-16-1462A1.pdf
Text:  https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-16-1462A1.txt

For more information, contact Jackie Ellington, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at 202-418-1153 or e-mail Jackie.Ellington@fcc.gov; or Rosaline Crawford, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at 202-418-2075 or e-mail Rosaline.Crawford@fcc.gov.


Friday, October 25, 2019