Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP)


The Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP) is a voucher program that provides financial assistance to Texans with disabilities that interfere with access to the telephone networks for the purchase of specialized assistive equipment or services. The type of devices available under the program are on our website at Vouchers and Values. STAP typically covers the cost of most phones included in our voucher categories.




Vendor Registration and Reimbursements

Senate Bill 512 passed during the 83rd Legislative session, transfers vendor registration and reimbursement authority from the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to DARS effective September 1, 2013. PUC rules regarding the registering and reimbursing of STAP vendors become DARS rules and are enforceable by DARS. During the initial transfer of authority, no significant changes are expected to be made to the registration and reimbursement process.

Information related to vendors and vendor registration can be found at the link to the right, "Information for Vendors".


5-Year Warranty for STAP Voucher Recipients

The following vendors offer a 5-year warranty on their qualifying products purchased with a Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP) voucher:

The Americans for Better Hearing Foundation
    (5-Year Warranty on ALL Voucher Devices)
1900 Avenida High View
Driftwood, Texas 78619-8900
512-201-7569
cory.ferguson@abhf.org
www.abhf.org

BnK Communications, LLC
5201 Bellaire Blvd.
Bellaire, TX 77401-3901
713-666-2729
KristenHAE@yahoo.com
www.amplifiedphonetexas.com/

Green Planet Distribution
Po Box 1239
Lakeville, Minnesota 55044-2309
(877) 297-0921
ajackson@greenplanetdistribution.com
www.greenplanetdistribution.com

Harris Communications Inc.

15155 Technology Dr.
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344-2273
800-825-6758
jjafolla@harriscomm.com
www.harriscomm.com

Hearing Aid Express

8127 Mesa Dr, Suite B207
Austin, Texas 78759-8632
512-346-6884
brumback@swbell.net
www.hearingaidexpress.com

Hearing Aid Express

5201 Bellaire Blvd
Bellaire, Texas 77401-3901
713-666-1704
maryjiang@swbell.net
www.hearingaidexpress.com

Hearing Aid Express

1712 N Frazier St, Suite 114B
Conroe, Texas 77301-1373
936-56-1050
brumback@swbell.net
www.hearingaidexpress.com

Hearing Aid Express

11888 Marsh Lane, Suite 111
Dallas, Texas 75234-8083
972-241-4620
brumback@swbell.net
www.hearingaidexpress.com

Hearing Aid Express

1102 S. Austin Ave. Suite 105
Georgetown, Texas 78626-7209
512-869-4777
brumback@swbell.net
www.hearingaidexpress.com

Hearing Aid Express

921 FM 1960 RD W Suite 101B
Houston, Texas 77090-2529
281-397-7232
brumback@swbell.net
www.hearingaidexpress.com

Hearing Aid Express

1247 Kingwood Dr
Kingwood, Texas 77339
281-348-0001
brumback@swbell.net
www.hearingaidexpress.com

Hearing Aid Express

3330 N Galloway Ave, Suite 322
Mesquite, Texas 75150-4767
972-270-4441
brumback@swbell.net
www.hearingaidexpress.com

Hearing Aid Express

320 E Southmore Ave, Suite 324A
Pasadena, Texas 77502-1135
713-534-0407
brumback@swbell.net
www.hearingaidexpress.com

Hearing Aid Express

803 E 15th ST
Plano, Texas 75074-5805
972-881-4327
brumback@swbell.net
www.hearingaidexpress.com

Hearing Aid Express

1865 Highway 6, Suite 120
Sugar Land, Texas 77478-5096
281-494-4327
brumback@swbell.net
www.hearingaidexpress.com

Hitec Group International Inc
1743 Quincy Ave Ste 155
Naperville, Illinois 60540-3995
630-321-2348
brad.dodson@hitec.com
www.hitec.com

Teltex, Inc.
    (5-Year Warranty on ALL Voucher Devices)
1081 W Innovation Dr
Kearney, Missouri 64060-7968
(888) 515-8120
info@teltex.com
www.teltex.com

UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders
1966 Inwood Rd
Dallas, Texas 75235-7205
214-905-3037
alabue@utdallas.edu
www.utdallas.edu/calliercenter/clinic/hearing/adult/assistive-devices.php

UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders
811 Synergy Park Blvd.
Richardson, Texas 75080
972-883-3637
alabue@utdallas.edu
www.utdallas.edu/calliercenter/clinic/hearing/adult/assistive-devices.php