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The Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program (MassEDP) is a service that provides residents with a permanent disability access to the telephone network in their homes. By offering specialized telephones for free or at a reduced cost, depending on income, this program fosters independence, empowerment, and freedom of choice.

MassEDP provides adaptive telephone equipment to people who have difficulty using the telephone due issues such as hearing loss or vision loss. This enables you to have the opportunity to enjoy clear, independent phone communications and the ability to contact 911 in the event of an emergency. The specialized telephone equipment is offered to people with a permanent disability for little or no cost, depending on income level.

The Massachusetts State 9-1-1 Department, an agency within the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, administers MassEDP and was jointly developed by the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, user community representatives, and the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable.

Thank you for your interest in MassEDP. Please take this opportunity to browse our website and learn more about our program.