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Deaf-Blind Service

When facing both hearing and vision loss, it can feel like being cut off from the world around you. That’s where the iCanConnect program and ND Assistive come in. Through the program, we offer solutions that make it possible to maintain meaningful connections even when facing communication challenges. Whether it’s with friends, family, or the community, we’re dedicated to making sure that no one feels isolated due to their hearing and vision loss.

    • Is responsive to the consumer
    • Includes persons with all disabilities and across all ages in every aspect of the program
    • Seeks meaningful consumer involvement at all levels of the project
    • Provides statewide access to assistive technology and services
    • Addresses assistive technology issues involving all settings (home, work, school, community, and play)
    • Collaboratively develops a long-range statewide plan for assistive technology in North Dakota
Who Is Eligible?
    • In order to receive technology via this initiative, the individual must have:
      • Visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the best-corrected eye, a field loss of 20 degrees or less, OR a progressive loss with a prognosis leading to one or both of these conditions
      • A hearing impairment so severe that most speech cannot be understood without optimum amplification OR a progressive loss with a prognosis leading to this condition
      • An income that does not exceed 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
Do You Provide Funding For Phone or Internet Services?

ND Assistance does NOT provide assistance with paying for phone or internet services. If you are having difficulty paying for your phone or internet service, check out our blog post about two government programs that can help.

Applications may be completed online or downloaded below. Please contact North Dakota Assistive for alternative format options and questions.

Apply for iCanConnect

  • Individuals must complete the application for iCanConnect
  • The application can be completed online or downloaded from this page
  • Per request, ND Assistive can send out applications in the mail to interested individuals
  • For more detailed information about this program, please visit www.icanconnect.org

For questions please contact ND Assistive: 


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