KY Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Opens 8th Demo Site for Telecommunications Access Program


The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) has opened its eighth demonstration site for its Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) in Thelma in Johnson County for Kentuckians with hearing loss or speech impairment to test a variety of telephones.

The new site at the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center at 5659 Main St. in Thelma is now open for Kentucky residents to stop in and 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 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information about equipment at the Thelma location, contact Racheal Johnson at 606-788-7080 ext. 86661 or email [email protected].

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.

The other TAP locations are in Frankfort, Ft. Mitchell, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Paducah and Pikeville. To view all of TAP sites and find more information, visit

For more information on the TAP program, please contact Wilma Wright at KCDHH at 502-573-2604 or [email protected].

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