Assistive, Inclusive & Learning Technologies
by Turning Point Technology
Turning Point, PO Box 310945, New Braunfels, TX 78131-0945, USA
  Toll Free: (877) 608-9812   Phone: (830) 608-9812   FAX: (830) 608-0882
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STAP Information

Texas Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP)
of Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)


Overview of STAP

The Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP) is a voucher program. It provides financial assistance to Texans who have disabilities that interfere with access to the telephone networks so that they may purchase specialized assistive equipment or services. The type of devices and software available under the program are on our website in the Links section below.

Population Served

Any Texas resident, regardless of income or assets, who has difficulty accessing the telecommunication network has a right to receive from STAP a device or software appropriate to their disability.

Types of Devices included in the Texas STAP List

  • Amplified Cell Phone
  • Amplified Headset/Neckloop
  • Amplified Phone
  • Anti-Stuttering Device (Levels 1 - 4)
  • Anti-stuttering-Reduced
  • Artificial Larynx
  • Augmentative Communication Software
  • Augmentative-Lvl 3
  • Big Button Telephone
  • Bluetooth Cell Phone
  • Bluetooth Compatible Phone Device
  • Bluetooth Hub
  • Braille Telecommunication Device
  • Braille Two-Way Paging Device
  • Captioned Telephone
  • Cell Phone Amplifier
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Hands Free Activated Telephone
  • Headset/Neckloop/Cochlear Cord
  • Hearing Carry Over (HCO)
  • Infrared Telephone
  • Infrared Telephone Switch
  • Keyguard
  • Larynx Reduce
  • Neckloop
  • Outgoing Voice Amplification Telephone
  • Remote Controlled Telephone
  • Ring Signaler
  • SGD (Speech Generating Device) Compatible Phone Device
  • SGD Compatible Phone Device
  • SGD Eye Control Access
  • SGD Head Pointing or Movement Control Device
  • SGD Moisture Guard
  • SGD Mounting Device
  • SGD Scanning Switch Mounting Device
  • SGD Switch
  • SGD Wireless Card and Software
  • Speech Generating Device - Level 1
    (Includes iPad [Air 2, Mini 2, Mini 4, Pro], and iPhone 6s, ...)
    Pages 14 - 23 of STAP's Equipment List
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  • SGD Level 2
  • SGD Level 3
  • Speakerphone
  • Switch
  • Tactile Ring Signaler
  • Talk Back Number Dialed Telephone, in part includes iPhone
  • TTY
  • Two Way Paging Device
    (Includes iPad [Air 2, Mini 2, Mini 4, & Pro ] and iPhone [6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, & SE], ...)
    Pages 26 - 28 of STAP's Equipment List
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  • Voice Amplification Reduce
  • Voice Amplification System
  • Voice Carry Over (VCO)
  • Voice Dialer

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