Bell Atlantic Donates Assistive Equipment
September 9, 1997
ALBANY, NY -- Teletypewriters and other specialized telephone
devices are being donated by Bell Atlantic to Northeastern New York
agencies devoted to helping persons with disabilities. In turn, the
agencies will loan the equipment to their clients.
The agencies to benefit from the Bell Atlantic program include the
Adirondack Regional Technology Project, SUNY Plattsburgh, 101 Broad
Street, Suite 227, Plattsburgh; the Independent Living Center of the
Hudson Valley, Inc., Hudson Office, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue,
Hudson; the North Country Center for Independence, 159 Margaret Street,
Plattsburgh; and the Northeastern Association for the Blind, 310
Washington Avenue, Albany.
In addition, to the Teletypewriters (TTYs), Bell Atlantic is donating
volume-control handsets, weak speech handsets, call alert devices, loud
tone ringers and two-way radio communication devices. A TTY sends
typewritten words over telephone lines to another TTY.
Further information about borrowing the equipment may be obtained by
contacting the local agencies or Bell Atlantic Community Relations
managers Elaine Scaia-Harbinger and Marion Mittler at 1-800-698-1057.
The new Bell Atlantic -- formed through the merger of Bell Atlantic and
NYNEX -- is at the forefront of the new communications, information and
entertainment industry. With 40 million telephone access lines and 5.5
million wireless customers worldwide, Bell Atlantic companies are premier
providers of advanced wireline voice and data services, market leaders in
wireless services and the world's largest publishers of directory
information. Bell Atlantic companies are also among the world's largest
investors in high-growth global communications markets, with operations
and investments in 21 countries.