Welcome to our information hub about phones and innovative ways to communicate, especially for people who may have a disability.
The FCC is dedicated to ensuring that all Americans - including Americans with disabilities - have full access to our nation's communication's revolution. The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act put into motion new requirements to ensure that everyone has access to communications as well as the ability to send and receive emergency information and services.
Browse Resources by Disability
- Blind or Visually Impaired
Genetic, congenital or acquired vision disabilities including color blindness.
- Cognitive Disabilities
Intellectual deficits or impaired thinking, which include intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries, neurodegenerative diseases like dementia.
- Deaf-Blind Disability
Genetic, congenital or acquired limitations in peripheral vision and chronic hearing impairments.
- Hearing, Language and Speech Disabilities
Deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, problems with voice, difficulties pronouncing sounds, or articulation disorders.
- Mobility and Physical Disabilities
Includes auto-immune disorders that can make it difficult to use a phone; and spinal cord injuries, quadriplegia and paraplegia.