About ATEL

The Rhode Island Adaptive Telephone Equipment Loan (ATEL) Program provides landline/home telephones and wireless devices on loan to qualified individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, have a speech disability, or have neuromuscular damage or disease that hinders them from using a standard telephone.  You must be a RI Resident, have one of the above-mentioned disabilities, and meet one of the income qualifier criteria described on the application.

The ATEL Program now offers a Hearing and Speech Lab which will offer iPad/iPhone training and have the following devices available for FREE demonstrations, as well as, many devices available for short term loans.

Please contact Denise Corson at 486-3325, email denise.corson@ors.ri.gov, or, to find out more information about the available equipment, please click on the New Hearing Lab tab.