Alabama Telecommunications Access Program (ATAP)

What is ATAP?

ATAP provides electronic devices and other adaptive equipment to Alabamians with a hearing loss and/ or speech disability who require an amplified device to access the telephone from their local or long distance telecommunication carrier.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Alabama Picture ID
  • Hard of Hearing, Deaf, Speech Disabled or DeafBlind
  • Telephone Landline Service or Internet Service/Cell Phone Provider Service
  • Meet Income Eligibility Requirement

What Type of Equipment is Available?

  • TTY, large visual display(LVD)TTYs and CapTel
  • Amplified phones and ring/flashers
  • Voice Carry-Over and Hearing Carry-Over telephones
  • In-Home notification systems for door, phone, etc.
  • TTY software and corresponding modem for a personal computer
  • Other adaptive equipment needed to connect to the telephone system

How to apply to get an adaptive equipment? 

You can visit the ATAP website and fill out an online ATAP application online


Contact ATAP

For more information or to receive an application, contact the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) regional center nearest you:

Birmingham Regional Center

  • Dr. Sandra Ware
    220 34th Street, South
    Birmingham, Alabama 35222
    Phone: 205-328-3989
    Fax: 205-323-3691
  • Counties:
    Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, Walker

Dothan Regional Center

  • Anthony Pileggi
    111 Medical Drive
    Dothan, Alabama 36303
    Phone: 334-677-6270
    Fax: 334-793-7044
  • Counties:
    Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston

Huntsville Regional Center

  • Isaac Beavers
    600 St. Clair Avenue, Bldg #2
    Huntsville, Alabama 35801
    Phone: 256-539-7881
    Fax: 256-532-0942
  • Counties:
    DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall

Mobile Regional Center

  • Teresa Dunnam
    1050 Government Street
    Mobile, Alabama 36604
    Phone: 251-432-7777
    Fax: 251-432-3199
  • Counties:
    Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington

Montgomery Regional Center

  • Jenny Savage
    432 East Jefferson
    Montgomery, Alabama 36104
    Phone: 334-262-0824
    Fax: 334-262-7708
  • Counties:
    Autauga, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Crenshaw, Dallas, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Russell, Tallapoosa, Wilcox

Shoals Regional Center

  • Linda Cole
    512 North Main Street
    Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674
    Phone: 256-383-3503
    Fax: 256-383-3562
  • Counties:
    Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, Morgan, Winston

Talladega Regional Center

  • Donte Little
    412 Cherry Street, P. O. Box 698
    Talladega, Alabama 35161
    Phone: 256-761-3370
    Fax: 256-761-3693
  • Counties:
    Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Randolph, St. Clair, Talladega

Tuscaloosa Regional Center

  • Robbie Stewart
    Robbie Stewart, Regional Director

    2412 Skyland Blvd, East
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405
    Phone: 205-345-2883
    Fax: 205-345-4883
  • Counties:
    Bibb, Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Hale