ERIC Number: ED316980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Financing the Purchase of Devices for Deaf and Severely Hard of Hearing People: A Directory of Sources. GRI Monograph Series B, No. 3.
Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Bureau of Economic Research.; Gallaudet Research Inst., Washington, DC.; Gallaudet Univ., Washington, DC. National Center for Law and Deaf.
The directory provides basic information about programs that purchase, finance, or lend devices for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Only devices that make use of senses other than hearing (e.g., telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD), closed caption television decoders, and flashing signal systems) are covered, and most devices cost less than $300. Provided for each program are program name and/or sponsor, provisions of the program, funding mechanism, and one or more sources of further information. The first section is an introduction giving the purpose of the booklet and an overview of the programs. The second section lists national and regional programs including Medicare and Medicaid, Veterans Administration Programs, and the Lions Club Equipment Purchase Assistance program. State and local programs are listed by state in the third section. The last section is an appendix listing state vocational rehabilitation offices and Title XIX (of the Social Security Administration Act) state agencies. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Captions, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Deafness, Financial Support, Partial Hearing, Telecommunications, Television
Scientific Communications Program, Gallaudet Research Institute, 800 Florida Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20002 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Bureau of Economic Research.; Gallaudet Research Inst., Washington, DC.; Gallaudet Univ., Washington, DC. National Center for Law and Deaf.