SCEDP serves South Carolina residents who have a hearing or speech challenge. The equipment in our program includes enhanced phones and alerting devices. People who qualify for the program are provided free equipment to use for as long as they remain in the state.
People can apply to SCEDP by choosing a product that meets their needs, obtaining a professional certification of a qualifying disability, and submitting the required application materials. There are no income requirements. SCEDP reaches out to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, blind/low vision with hearing loss, and speech impaired.
SCEDP products are funded by a surcharge on all South Carolina residential and business phone lines. The surcharge appears on everyoneâ€™s phone bill. Since everyone pays into the program, we encourage all eligible residents to apply.
We want to support our customers in finding a nearby professional certifier. Thatâ€™s why we invite professionals to join our program and receive a free provider directory listing on our website. Members also get a free webpage to educate our customers about their services.
Who can join our Provider Network?
We invite your organization to join us in a collaborative partnership. If your organization serves the same or similar audiences, we welcome the opportunity to enhance each otherâ€™s outreach and marketing efforts through a mutually rewarding partnership.
We reach out to people with hearing and speech challenges, to their families, and to the professional providers who serve them. If your organization is interested in exploring ways to better serve our shared audiences, please contact us.
Learn more about becoming an Alliance Partner.
The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB) partners with the SC Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) to administer SCEDP. Providing services to people who are deaf or blind, to their families, and to the professionals who serve them, the SCSDB offers:
Learn more about SCSDB or find an outreach center:
call toll free 1-888-447-2732 (Voice/TTY)
call locally 864-577-7502 (Voice/TTY)