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North Dakota Assistive

I Can Connect

The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program

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Assistive has been certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to carry out the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program, iCanConnect, in North Dakota. IPAT will, in conjunction with various state partners provide support for the local distribution of a wide array of communications technology for persons with deaf-blindness throughout the state.

This nationwide initiative ensures that people of low income who have combined vision and hearing loss can access the telecommunications technology necessary to connect with family, friends and the community.


To receive communications technology under the iCanConnect initiative, an individual must have:

  • Vision – a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the best corrected eye, or a field loss of 20 degrees or less, or a progressive loss with a prognosis leading to one or both of these conditions;
  • Hearing – an impairment so severe that most speech cannot be understood without optimum amplification , or a progressive loss with a prognosis leading to that condition;
  • Cognition – the functional abilities that would allow for the use of telecommunications technology; and,
  • Income – has an income that does not exceed 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Contact Assistive at 800-895-4728 or

Alternative formats available.


ND I Can Connect Brochure-Accessible: Download
ND I Can Connect Brochure: Download
iCanConnect Application Accessible: Download
iCanConnect Application-Large Print: Download
iCanConnect Application-FIllable: Download