Every day, specialized California Phones from the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) enable over half a million Californians to stay connected.
There's a California Phone for every need. For example, there are amplified phones that make it easier to hear conversations. Big button phones that are easier to dial. Phones with lights that flash for incoming calls. Convenient portable phones – and more. We also offer phones that are specially designed for individuals with more significant disabilities.
California Phones are available to all eligible California residents. Individuals can receive free phone equipment with certification by a medical doctor, a licensed audiologist, a qualified state agency, or a hearing aid dispenser.
CTAP is a program of the California Public Utilities Commission Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program.
The program is funded by a small surcharge that appears on all telephone bills in California. This surcharge appears on your phone bill as "CA Relay Service and Communications Devices Fund."
For more information, please visit www.ddtp.org