8th site opened
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2016) — The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) opened a Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) in Thelma in Johnson County for Kentuckians with hearing loss or speech impairment to test a variety of telephones.
It is the eighth demonstration site in Kentucky. Others are located in Frankfort, Ft. Mitchell, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Paducah and Pikeville.
The new site at the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center at 5659 Main St. allows residents to test a variety of telephones, including amplified phones, signaling devices and hands-free phones that are free to qualified applicants. The demonstration site is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
TAP, administered by the KCDHH, is a statewide effort to provide residents of Kentucky, who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired or have both a hearing and vision loss, with landline or wireless equipment to make communication on the telephone more accessible.