Equipment Distribution Program

Finding the Right Phone to Stay Connected.

There are many devices tailored to fit the needs of each individual. Whether it's for the deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or speech disabled, there is a piece of equipment that will help you stay connected to your friends and family. Want to learn more?

Getting your FREE phone is as easy as

Step 1 - ApplyStep 2 - Get CertifiedStep 3 - Setup
It's easy to apply. Go to apply page on this site and either:Simply print a certification form. Then use it to show certification of your speech or hearing diagnosis.We'll deliver and install your new phone, then train you how to use it. When we're done, you'll be able to communicate easily and effectively right away,
• Apply Online
• Print an Application

*Already wearing hearing aids, cochlear implants or using ASL to communicate? No certification needed.

National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program

If you or someone close to you cannot use communication tools such as the telephone or computer because of combined vision loss and hearing loss, The National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution (NDBEDP) program may offer solutions to help stay connected with family and friends. The NDBEDP provides communication technology, assessment and training to eligible individuals.

Sending an email or chatting on the phone can be challenging for people who have significant combined vision and hearing loss and don't have access to the right equipment. Along with free communication equipment and software, we provide training in your home, allowing you to take full advantage of the powerful features and functionality that today's communication technologies provide.

For more information on how to apply for The National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program in South Dakota contact:

Katie Gran, CRC
Program Specialist
​Department of Human Services
811 E 10th St Dept 21
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Email: Katie Gran
(605) 367-4657

SD NDBEDP Program Form
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