Telecommunications Access Program (TAP)
The Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) helps Kansans with a disability use their home telephone independently.Contact Information
4848 SW 21st Street, Suite 201
Topeka, KS 66604-4415
(785) 234-0200 voice
(785) 234-0207 TTY
(785) 234-2304 FAX
What is TAP?
TAP provides vouchers that can be exchanged for specialized telephone equipment for use in homes. TAP was established through the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) after the 1996 State Telecommunications Act. TAP is funded by the Kansas Universal Service Fund.
What types of phones are available?
- TTY text telephones for the deaf
- Amplified phones for persons who are hard of hearing
- Large-button phones for persons with low vision
- Braille phones for people who are blind
- Voice-activated phones for people with limited use of their hands
- Photo phones for people with memory loss
How do I know whether I qualify for TAP?
- You must be a Kansas resident.
- You must have telephone service in your home.
- You must have a certified disability.
- You must have a household income of less than $55,000 per year, plus a dependent allowance.
How do I apply for TAP?
Where do I get an application?
Contact the TAP office in Topeka, or see www.kansastap.org
to download and print an application.
Once your application has been approved, TAP will send you a voucher for an amount that will cover the cost of your phone. TAP will also include a list of approved vendors from whom you must order your equipment. The approved vendors will need your voucher for payment and will send you the phone you need.
How often may I apply for TAP?