Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can now get a free amplified phone through Illinois Telecommunications and Access Corporation (ITAC) selection centers at any RAMP office.
To qualify for an ITAC phone, the buyer must be a legal resident of Illinois, have their doctor or audiologist sign off that they are hard-of-hearing, and have a standard land line at their residence. There are no restrictions regarding age or income.
ITAC programs are governed by Illinois law. RAMP has offices at the following locations:
For more information on ITAC, visit www.itactty.org.