FY 2012 Voucher Values
Devices marked with an * may require the use of a relay service.
A phone with volume control to adjust the loudness of the other person's voice. May be cordless, include big buttons, and provide outgoing voice amplification. Must amplify by at least 40 dB. (Some models amplify by up to 50 dB.) Amplified phones may not be compatible with digital phone lines.
Amplified Cell Phone
A wireless phone with volume control to adjust the loudness of the other person's voice. May have tone control. Must amplify by at least 20 dB.
Bluetooth Cell Phone
A wireless phone with Bluetooth capability.
A device with a keyboard and display screen that can be used to send and receive conversations with another TTY user.
*Voice Carry Over (VCO)
A phone that allows the user to speak into the handset and read responses on a display screen. Some have a keyboard and handset with amplification.
A phone that allows the user to listen through the amplified handset and then read the other person's words on a display screen with a delay between what is heard and what is displayed. May provide amplification.
*Two-Way Paging Device
A text messaging device with a standard keyboard that sends and receives wireless messages.
Hearing Carry Over (HCO)
User types on a keyboard and hears the response on a handset. May have a display or amplifier.
Braille Telecommunication Device
Same as the TTY, but the device can convert the text typed and received into braille.
A phone with a speaker built into the base.
Big Button Telephone
A phone with large dialing numbers at least 1/2 square inch, backlit dialing numbers, braille numbers, or slots for picture insert dialing.
Talk Back Number Dialed Telephone
A phone that vocalizes the numbers dialed. May have large numbers, volume control, or Talks Back software.
Remote Controlled Telephone
A phone that allows the user to dial preprogrammed numbers in sequence and answer calls using a remote. May have safety response features.
Hands Free Activated Phone
A phone that allows the user to dial preprogrammed numbers and answer calls using a remote or soft touch or air switch. May have amplification.
A soft touch switch or air switch that is used with the Hands-Free Activated Phone.
A device used with the Hands-Free Activated Phone to increase the loudness of the user's voice.
Outgoing Voice Amplification Telephone
A phone with volume control capabilities to increase the loudness of the user's voice.
Voice Amplification System
A hands-free device with volume control capabilities to increase the loudness of the user's voice.
A phone without a cord so that the user is not restricted to a single location.
A device placed on the user's neck or in the mouth that produces sound when the user speaks.
A device that allows the user to dial preprogrammed numbers by a voice command.
Headset, Neck Loop, or Cochlear Cord
A phone-compatible headset that may be T-coil compatible or a cord that is T-coil compatible or works with a user's cochlear implant device. Headset and neck loop may be amplified or Bluetooth compatible.
Bluetooth Compatible Phone Device
A device that enables a user's hearing aid to work with a Bluetooth device.
A device that enables a landline phone to work with a Bluetooth device.
A device that alerts the user of an incoming call with a light that flashes on and off as the phone rings or a device that increases the loudness of a phone ring by up to 95 dB.
Tactile Ring Signaler
A device that vibrates when the phone rings.
SGD Level 1
A hand-held device that generates digitized or synthesized speech using pictures.
SGD Level 2
A device that generates digitized or synthesized speech using pictures that allows for switch access.
SGD Level 3
A device that generates digitized or synthesized speech using pictures that allows for eye control access.
A device that connects to a SGD to allow the user to review and make selections.
SGD Head Pointing or Movement Control Device
A device that connects to a SGD to allow access to a SGD using head or other body movements.
SGD Eye Control Access
A device that connects to a SGD to allow access to a SGD using eye movements.
A device used to secure a SGD.
SGD Switch Mount
A device used to secure a SGD switch.
SGD Moisture Guard
A protective moisture barrier for a SGD device.
SGD Key Guard
A protective overlay that helps prevent inadvertent key activation.
SGD Phone Compatible Attachment
A device that enables a SGD to receive and make calls (including cords, cables, and kits).
A phone that can be operated by infrared transmitted signals.
Infrared Phone Switch
A transmitting device that can be used to operate an infrared phone.
SGD Wireless Card and Software
A device that enables a SGD to make and receive calls through a wireless service.
Provides the user with Delayed Audio Feedback (DAF) and Frequency Shifted Audio Feedback (FAF).
*A vendor will not receive more than the actual sales price of a device if the recipient exchanges a voucher for a device that the vendor sells for less than the voucher's value.