Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (TEDP)

The Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program (TEDP) lends telecommunications devices at no cost to qualifying New Mexico residents who need assistance in communicating on the phone. Devices include amplified telephones, TTYs, speech-generating devices, neck loops and silhouettes.

Traditional TEDP Application Information

  • For more information on the Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program, or eligibility for the program, please click here to download the Information Booklet. There are 3 new phones that are not included in the Information Booklet, please click here to download information on the Alto, Alto Plus and Ensemble.
  • To apply for a free amplified phone, alert system, telephone ringer or wireless phone, please click here to download the Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program Application.

iPad® Program

The Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program (TEDP) lends telecommunications devices at no cost to qualifying New Mexico residents who need assistance in communicating on the phone. Devices include 16GB WiFi iPad® devices.

For more information on the iPad® Program, please click here to download the Information Booklet. To apply for an iPad®, plase click here to download the iPad® Application.

Please note, to qualify for the iPad® Program, there is specific purpose and criteria for receiving a device:

TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM (TEDP) PURPOSE
The primary purpose of the TEDP is telecommunications and the secondary purpose is communications. By checking below, you attest that you will use the iPadĀ® for the specific purposes of the TEDP. Failure to complete this application area will lead to the application being denied, and falsification of information will lead to the device being recalled by the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM (TEDP) CRITERIA
The below define the criteria of how the iPadĀ® can be used under the purposes of the Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program.

  • Individuals will use the iPad® to access telecommunications via Video Relay Service (VRS.) For example, Convo, Purple P3, Sorenson nTouch, ZVRS
  • Individuals will use the iPad® to access telecommunications via IP Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS.) For example, ClearCaptions, Hamilton Cap-Tel
  • Individuals will use the iPad® to access telecommunications via Video Calls. For example, FaceTime, ooVoo, Skype
  • Individuals will use the iPad® to access telecommunications via Alternative Augmentative Communication Applications (AAC). For example Proloquo2Go, iSpeech TTS
  • Individuals will use the iPad® to access communications via email.
  • Individuals will use the iPad® to access communications via iMessage.
  • Individuals will use the iPad® to access communications via speech generating applications. For example, Dragon Dictation.

If you have questions regarding the purpose or criteria of the iPad® Program, please email Sam V. Martinez III.


Veterans TEDP Program

  • For more information on the Veterans TEDP Program, please click here to download the Information. There are 3 new phones that are not included in the Information, please click here to download information on the Alto, Alto Plus and Ensemble.
  • To apply for a free amplified phone, alert system, telephone ringer or wireless phone, please click here to download the Veterans Program Application.

Captioned Telephones

Designed for Hard of Hearing individuals with a profound hearing loss or Late Deafened individuals, captioned telephones offer the benefit of an amplified phone in addition to reading on a screen what the other party is saying. There is a 3rd party captioner on the line with the call, transcribing what is being said.

Ensemble

Ensemble

As of February 13th, 2013, the New Mexico Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing will offer the Ensemble, a breakthrough phone that captions conversations in real time through its innovative seven-inch table display while amplifying incoming sound up to 50 decibels. This phone is available for free through the existing Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program. Please click here to download the application.

CapTel

CapTel

As of December 1st, 2013, the New Mexico Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing will relaunch CapTel for free through the existing Telecommunications Equipment DIstribution Program. To download the CapTel information, please click here. To download the CapTel application, please click here.