• Rebecca Bright

What is the Californian Voice Options Program?

Through a partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP), the California Department of Rehabilitation’s (DOR) Voice Options program provides eligible Californians who are unable to speak, or who have difficulty speaking, with a free speech-generating device. The goal of this program is to ensure full and equal telephone communications access for all Californians with disabilities.


Through this program, any eligible Californian referred to a Voice Options Program Provider will have the opportunity to test five different speech-generating applications for up to 14 days. This includes Predictable.

Once the trial period has ended, the user will exchange the borrowed iPad for a new one with their preferred speech-generating application already loaded and ready to go. This process is known as a Long-Term Loan. To find out more about the program including a list of providers: https://dor.ca.gov/Home/VoiceOptions


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