New program offers free tablets for deaf, low-income Marylanders

Summarized by Rachel Cain, staff writer

At the beginning of Telecommunications for All Week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a new program to enable low-income deaf individuals living in the state to have improved access to communications technology. Through this program, qualifying low-income people with hearing loss—who have difficulty communicating with a standard telephone—could receive a tablet with installed video chat or captioned phone software.

You can go here to learn more about the program and apply for a tablet or assistive telephone.

You can read the full story here.

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