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CALIFORNIA TELEPHONE ACCESS PROGRAM (CTAP) - CPUC

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION #70267017


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  • 1300 Ethan way STE 105
    Sacramento, Sacramento
local_phone
  • English / ASL
    800-806-1191

California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) offers specialized telephone equipment and network services at no cost to qualified California residents who have difficulty using a standard telephone.

Equipment is available for people who have difficulty:
  • hearing
  • seeing
  • moving
  • speaking
  • learning or remembering
California Relay Service can connect TTY users to non-TTY users.

There are free trainings on how to make a smartphone work better for people with disabilities.

To be eligible, you must be certified as having a permanent or temporary disability and you also must:
  • Live in California
  • Have access to telephone service
    • You must have access to either cell phone or land line service to participate in the program. 

Find Equipment 
CTAP products are geared to meet many needs, and they include:
  • Telephones
  • Amplifiers
  • Ring-signal and speech devices
  • Headsets
  • Switches
  • and accessories
You can find equipment listed by disability type with pictures, descriptions, and operation manuals where avai… [read more]
DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED SERVICES - ACRC

ALTA CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CENTER #4661663


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  • 2241 Harvard Street Suite 100
    Sacramento, Sacramento
local_phone
  • Grass Valley
    530-272-4231

ACRC provides lifelong services for people with developmental disabilities.

Services:
  • Assessment diagnosis and evaluation 
  • Early intervention services for at-risk infants and their families, serving children from 0 to 3 years of age who have developmental delay, who are at risk for developmental delay, or have developmental disabilities.
  • Genetic counseling
  • Service coordination (case management) 
  • Information and referral
  • Individual program planning 
  • Residential care
  • Out-of-home placement and follow-up
  • Consultation to public and private agencies serving individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Clients of Alta California Regional Center may be eligible to participate in programs at the Neighborhood Center of the Arts. NCA offers a studio program and gallery display for adult artists with developmental disabilities. NCA is funded through Alta California Regional Center therefore, each participant must be a consumer of Alta to attend program. The adult developmen…
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NORCAL SERVICES FOR DEAF & HARD OF HEARING

NORCAL SERVICES FOR DEAF & HARD OF HEARING #65631017


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  • 4044 North Freeway Boulevard
    Sacramento, Sacramento
local_phone
  • For Employers to leave a voice message
    916-349-7500

NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is a non-profit community-based organization serving Deaf individuals in 24 northeastern counties of California. Their One-Stop Staff who are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) are happy to help you in finding the right resources to maximize your job opportunities. They work with Employers.

They also offer "I Am Hard of Hearing" cards for pickup at their headquarters or they can email a printable file. 

For Job Seekers we offer:
  • Free use of CalJobs via Internet
  • Assist with Job Search
  • Help with Resume/Cover Letter
  • Assist with Job Applications
  • Practice Interview
  • Job Support
  • Use of Computer and Resources
BLIND AND LOW VISION RESOURCES - SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND

SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND #4660867


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  • 1238 S Street
    Sacramento, Sacramento

Society for the Blind provides programs and services for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Services include
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BRAILLE & TALKING BOOK BLIND SERVICES - CBTBL

CALIFORNIA BRAILLE AND TALKING BOOK LIBRARY #4662138


Braille and Talking Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. California Braille and Talking Book Library offers free services to anyone who can't read standard print materials because of a physical disability including those who can't hold a book.

California State Library services:
  • CA State Library specializes in providing library services to individuals with visual impairments
  • CA State Library loans braille, cassette and digital talking books, magazines and playback equipment to Northern Californians unable to read conventional print
Reading materials
  • Reading materials and magazines are provided in alternate formats, including Braille, cassette, and digital flash memory cartridge
  • The book collection contains thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, including classics, biographies, mysteries, westerns, romances, politics, how-to, and self-help guides
  • A reading and reference room is available along with a Braille embosser
Audio
  • There is a small collection of locally …
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DEAF ACCESS PROGRAM - CDSS

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES #4661994


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  • 744 P Street
    Sacramento, Sacramento
local_phone
  • Phone 1
    916-651-8848

The Deaf Access Program provides the following services:
  • Communication Services - sign language interpreters and translation of documents for deaf clients with low language skills
  • Advocacy Services
  • Job Development and Placement
  • Information and Referral
  • Counseling
  • Independent Living Skills Instruction
  • Community Education
Web pagesREGION VII - NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NorCal)
4044 N. Freeway Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834
916-349-7500 (Voice)
916-993-3048 (Videophone)
916-550-9355 (Videophone P3)
Email:piar@dss.ca.gov
Website: www.norcalcenter.org
GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND

GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND #65630958


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  • PO Box 151200
    San Rafael, Marin
local_phone
  • Phone 1
    800-295-4050

Guide Dogs for the Blind is a nonprofit, charitable organization with a mission to provide Guide Dogs and training in their use to visually impaired people throughout the United States and Canada. Their dogs and services are free to those they serve, thanks to the generosity of donors and support of volunteers. Students have access to instructors, counselors and veterinarians, a full-time nursing staff, a dedicated dormitory staff all of whom attend to students' needs in order to make their stay pleasant and enjoyable. They also offer follow-up services to each graduate of their program at their home or place of business for the lifetime of their guide dog partnership.
AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION #65630861


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  • 2200 Reasearch Boulevard
    Rockville, Montgomery
local_phone
  • Members
    800-498-2071

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 150,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.

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VISION LOSS INFORMATION LINE AND SERVICES

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND #65630853


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  • 1101 Wilson Blvd, 6th Floor
    Arlington, Arlington

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss.

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