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Who Qualifies?

To qualify for iCanConnect Virginia you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Be a Virginia resident.
  • Have combined vision and hearing loss.
  • Be considered "deaf-blind" as defined by the Helen Keller National Center Act.
  • Provide verification from a practicing professional, such as vision- or hearing-related professionals, educators, medical professionals or community-based service providers, that you are deaf-blind.
  • Have an income that does not exceed 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG). (Applicants who are enrolled in federal subsidy programs with income thresholds below 400 percent of the FPG are automatically income-eligible for this program. For applicants who are not enrolled in a qualifying federal low-income program, eligibility is determined via a review of recent income tax returns or other means.)

Note: While there are no age restrictions, all applications from minors must be co-signed by a parent or guardian.

After DBVI receives your application, we will evaluate it to determine financial eligibility, proof of residency and disability. (If your application is incomplete, we will contact you for additional information.) You will then receive a notification letter in the mail, stating whether you qualify for the program. If you do qualify, we will conduct a Braille skills assessment (either in your home or at the nearest DBVI office) and determine the best type of assistive technology for your needs.

For more information about eligibility requirements, contact DBVI at 1-800-622-2155 (voice/TTY).

How to Apply

To request an iCanConnect Virginia application, contact:


Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired





Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing