KS TAP is the Kansas Telecommunications Access Program

Assortment of devices available with the KS TAP Program.

KS TAP may be the right solution for you if you are frustrated trying to use the telephone.

  • If it is difficult to hear or understand the conversation.
  • If others have a hard time hearing you or ask you to repeat yourself often.
  • If it’s challenging to dial a phone with small buttons or hard-to-read displays.
  • If you don’t always hear the telephone ring or can’t get to the telephone in time before the caller hangs up.

The Kansas Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) provides adapted telephones and signalers specifically designed to help with access to telecommunications, as well as smartphones and tablets with identified software to address your particular needs.

TAP gives specialized equipment free to those that qualify.

Kansas residents with existing telephone service and income below $55,000 per year will qualify if they also have trouble hearing, seeing, speaking, remembering, walking, or holding a telephone.

Don’t wait! Call 1-800-526-3648 to contact your regional Assistive Technology Access Site for Kansas TAP information. Ask for the Language Line for translation assistance.

Ready to apply? Applications are available online.

TAP is an equipment distribution program.

The Kansas Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) is an equipment distribution program. The purpose of the program is to provide specialized telephones and other telecommunications devices to Kansans with disabilities who can’t use traditional home telephones. Based on state law, the program receives funds through the Kansas Universal Service Fund (KUSF) and is regulated by the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC).