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Appalachian Independence Center, Inc.

230 Charwood Drive
Abingdon, VA 24210

(276) 628-2979

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Contact Information

(276) 628-2979

Who We Are

The Technology Assistance Program (TAP) provides adaptive telecommunication equipment to qualified applicants whose hearing loss or disabilities prevent them from using a standard telephone. Applicants must be a resident of Virginia and meet current financial guidelines.  

Assistive devices available are: TTY's (text telephones), Amplified telephones, Voice Carry Over phones, Captioning telephones, outgoing speech amplifier phones, signalers for the phone and door, hearing carry over phones and other devices by special request.

Outreach Providers working with the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing can provide you additional information. Training on use of the equipment is available. TAP participants can apply for new equipment every four years.


Who We Serve

Languages Spoken
Service Area(s)
Abingdon City
Galax City
Washington County

Cost & Payment Methods

Fee Structure
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Age Requirements
No Age Requirement
Residency Requirements
Serves residents of Bland Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Washington and Wythe and the cities of Galax and Bristol, Virginia.
Other Eligibility Criteria
Serves people with disabilities and the general community regarding disability issues.

Available 24/7

Intake Process
Call or email for an appointment or information.
Documents Required
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Self Refer
Provider Refer
Intake Contact
Jack Owens
Intake Contact Email
Intake Contact Telephone
(276) 206-2141

Report Problems
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