Alabama Telecommunications Access Program (ATAP)

What is ATAP?

ATAP provides electronic devices and other adaptive equipment to Alabama citizens with a hearing loss and/ or speech disability who require an amplified device to access the telephone from their local or long distance telecommunication carrier.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Alabama Picture ID
  • Hard of Hearing, Deaf, Speech Disabled or DeafBlind
  • Telephone Landline Service or Internet Service/Cell Phone Provider Service
  • Meet Income Eligibility Requirement

What Type of Equipment is Available?

  • TTYs and large visual display(LVD)TTYs
  • Amplified phones and ring/flashers
  • Voice Carry-Over and Hearing Carry-Over telephones

How to apply to get an adaptive equipment?

You can visit the ATAP website and fill out an online ATAP application online.

Contact ATAP

For more information or to receive an application, contact the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) regional center nearest you:

Birmingham Regional Center

  • Dr. Sandra Ware, Director
    220 34th Street, South
    Birmingham, Alabama 35222
    Office: 205-328-3989
    Fax: 205-323-3691
  • Counties:
    Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, Walker

Dothan Regional Center

  • Anthony Pileggi, Director
    111 Medical Drive
    Dothan, Alabama 36303
    Office: 334-677-6270
    Fax: 334-793-7044
  • Counties:
    Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston

Huntsville Regional Center

  • Isaac Beavers, Director
    600 St. Clair Avenue, Bldg #2
    Huntsville, Alabama 35801
    Office: 256-539-7881
    Fax: 256-532-0942
  • Counties:
    DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall

Mobile Regional Center

  • John Whitfield, Director
    1050 Government Street
    Mobile, Alabama 36604
    Office: 251-432-7777
    Fax: 251-432-3199
  • Counties:
    Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington

Montgomery Regional Center

  • Jenny Savage, Director
    432 East Jefferson
    Montgomery, Alabama 36104
    Office: 334-262-0824
    Fax: 334-262-7708
  • Counties:
    Autauga, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Crenshaw, Dallas, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Russell, Tallapoosa, Wilcox

Shoals Regional Center

  • Stephanie Pizza, Director
    512 North Main Street
    Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674
    Office: 256-383-3503
    Fax: 256-383-3562
  • Mary Dunn, ATAP Clerk
    Office: 256-383-3503
  • Counties:
    Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, Morgan, Winston

Talladega Regional Center

  • Donte Little, Director
    412 Cherry Street, P. O. Box 698
    Talladega, Alabama 35161
    Office: 256-761-3370
    Fax: 256-761-3693
  • Counties:
    Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Randolph, St. Clair, Talladega

Tuscaloosa Regional Center

  • Robbie Stewart, Director
    2412 Skyland Blvd, East
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405
    Office: 205-345-2883
    Fax: 205-345-4883
  • Saundra Reeves, ATAP Clerk
    Office: 205-345-2883
    Cell: 256-589-7491
  • Counties:
    Bibb, Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Hale