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To find out if you qualify for assistive telecommunications equipment from the MAT program, start your application process now.​​

Types of Equipment Provided by the State

​During your Maryland Accessible Telecommunications (MAT) program evaluation, you and a specialist will work one-on-one to try out different equipment options and identify the solution that works for you.

The program has a solution for virtually anyone who has difficulty using a standard telephone—we can even custom-create a solution for you!

Sample Solutions

  • Text telephones (TTYs)
  • Braille TTYs for people who are DeafBlind
  • Hearing Carry-Over (HCO) phones
  • Voice Carry-Over (VCO) phones
  • Tablets
  • Captioned Telephones
  • Amplified phones
  • Ring signalers
  • Phones with large and/or high contrast buttons
  • Phones that talk when dialed
  • Picture phones
  • Phones that amplify speech
  • Hands-free phones
  • Bed shakers to alert you when you are sleeping
  • Wheelchair pad phone switches