News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606


Subject :

Adaptive Telephone Distribution
Program offers free specialized phones to eligible Californians
Contact :Public Information Office    949-724-6077

IRVINE, CA (May 1, 2013):  City of Irvine Senior Services is offering free hearing screenings on Thursday, May 16 from 9-11:30 a.m. to certify residents for the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP). Qualifying Californians certified with difficulties in seeing, hearing, speaking, remembering or moving are eligible to receive, at no cost, specialized telephone equipment to more easily make and receive calls.

Screenings are available by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 949-724-6926. Korean translators will be available to set appointments on Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-noon and will also be available on the day of the screenings.

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