What is the Voice Options Program?
Through a partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission(CPUC) Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) and the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Voice Options program offers eligible Californians who are unable to speak, or who have difficulty speaking, with a free speech-generating device. The goal of this program is to ensure full and equal telephone communications access for all Californians with disabilities.
When it comes to choosing a speech-generating application, it is imperative to select one that highlights your strengths, skills, and fully meets your needs without leaving you feeling restricted. Through this program, any eligible Californian referred to a Voice Options provider will have the opportunity to test five different speech-generating applications for up to 14 days. The five applications that will be provided are:
- GoTalk NOW Plus
- LAMP Words for Life
- TouchChat HD with WordPower
Once the trial period has ended, the user will exchange the borrowed iPad for a new one with their preferred speech-generating application already loaded and ready to go.
Some Voice Options Devices & Technology in Action!
For more information on the Voice Options Program please visit the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) website.
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A candid picture taken of a clients reaction when she was presented with her new iPad through the Voice Options program. Ana R. can now communicate with her family!