Telecommunication Aids

Older adults with vision, hearing, and other difficulties can stay connected -- and safe -- with the help of special telephones and other devices. Also learn about tools that help some seniors use e-mail and the Internet. 

Phone features for the hearing- and vision-impaired include:

  • Large or braille keys
  • Hearing aid compatibility
  • Voice activation
  • Amplifiers and screen magnifiers for mobile phones


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Make sure emergency phone numbers are clearly written out and taped or place next to each phone.