By Marla Dougherty 6/30/11
Communication Services for the deaf is non-profit organization which has worked since 1975, to ensure the deaf and hard of hearing have greater access to human service programs and quality communication services. It has 29 offices around the country and operates relay services for 35 states.
In 2010, Project Endeavor was launched to bring high-speed internet connections (broadband) and training to the deaf and hard of hearing across America. Through a federal grant from Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), Project Endeavor provides access to the internet by distributing equipment, offering technical assistance and connecting consumers to broadband.
To learn if you are eligible for free equipment such as a notebook computer and 1 year of unlimited high-speed internet access, visit http://www.projectendeavor.com/. To talk to a service representative, you can use the communication method you prefer – voice (877-NETME77), sign language (VP 605-644-7399) or text (TTY 877-403-4596).
Get started on the road to high-speed Internet services and get access to closed captioned videos, use remote interpreters, learn new skills, look for jobs and connect to others on social media like Facebook.