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Equipment Distribution Program

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?

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​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:


Shayna Ebben, MS, CRC
DHS Program Specialist

SD Division of Rehabilitation Services
1310 Main Ave S Ste 102
Brookings, SD 57006

Phone: 605.688.4224
Fax: 605.688.5497