Excerpt from: The Telegraph (click for full article)
Making a phone call is a commonplace action for nearly everyone, but for many New Hampshire residents, this isn’t the case.
Staying in touch with family and friends or being able to quickly report an emergency is a challenge for many because of their disabilities.
This year, a New Hampshire organization wants to make sure all residents have easy access to a telephone by handing out more specialized phones for free or at a reduce priced for disabled individuals.
MaryLou Serrecchia, who coordinates the Concord-based Northeast Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services’ New Hampshire Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program, said its main goal is “to bring natural means of telephone communication to people with disabilities.”