Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 demonstrates the recognition by Congress and the FCC that persons with disabilities need better access to telecommunications products and services.
Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association's Website: World of Wireless Communications
Government agencies websites:
Verizon Center for Customers with Disabilities (Landline only)
The Verizon Center for Customers with Disabilities (VCCD) offers communications solutions for customers with vision, hearing, speech, cognitive, or mobility limitations. Consultants at the centers are trained to understand accessibility issues and telecom technologies. So, in addition to routine customer service, you can learn about products and services that may enhance your life and the way you communicate. We can also provide assistance with exemptions designed to help offset high use of certain services. Center consultants are ready to help you with local phone service, long distance/toll plans, directory listings, calling services, billing questions, Braille or large print bills, High Speed Internet service and FiOS.
For more information, contact us at 1 800 974-6006 (Voice/TTY).
East Coast (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, DC)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
West Coast (CA, TX, FL, IN, IL, MI, OH, WA)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm