Resources for Residents with Disabilities
- Text Telephone (TTY) Users
- Meetings Closed Captioning
- Hearing Aid Project
- Equipment Distribution Program
- Text Telephone (TTY) for individuals with hearing or speech disabilities: 201-585-0476
- Transportation to doctors and local stores, call 201-592-3500, ext. 1518
- Registry of Disabled Persons: you may visit New Jersey Register Ready to register online, or you may call 201-592-3500, ext. 1512 (OEM) or 201-592-3500, ext. 1018 (Fire Prevention) for assistance and/or additional information
- Resource rack of literature on disabilities in Borough Hall
- Hearing devices at Council meetings and Court sessions
- The Office of Emergency Management will arrange for assistance with snow removal and secondary backup for power outages: call 201-592-3500, ext.1512 or 201-592-3500
Important telephone numbers for Text Telephone (TTY) users include:
- Bergen County Special Transportation Phone: 201-646-3227
- Fax: 201-343-2512
- TDD: 201-343-8833
- Borough Hall Phone: 201-592-3500, ext. 1099
- Emergency Phone: 911
- Library Phone: 201-592-3614
- New Jersey Transit Access Link Phone: 201-491-7385
- Police and Fire Phone: 201-592-3700
- Special Needs Registry Phone: 211
Closed Captioning on Mayor & Council Meeting Broadcasts
As of September 19, 2013 all the televised Mayor and Council regular meetings are now being shown with closed captioning. Time Warner subscribers may view the meetings on channel 81, Verizon FIOS subscribers may view the meetings on channel 34.
The New Jersey Hearing Aid Project is a program designed to provide eligible low-income older adults with conditioned hearing aids at little or no cost. The New Jersey Hearing Aid Project is a collaboration among the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Sertoma Inc.lHearing Charities of America and Montclair State University.
The Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing indicates that to be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
- 65 years of age or older
- Does not possess a hearing aid
- Income less than $26,130 if single or less than $32,037 if married
- Not eligible for others sources of hearing aid assistance (e.g. Medicaid)
- Physician or licensed audiologist must determine necessity of a hearing aid
- Resident of New Jersey
Interested individuals can obtain an application from the New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and for any questions about eligibility, contact information is:
The New Jersey Hearing Aid Project
Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
New Jersey Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 074
Trenton, NJ 08625-0074
For any questions about eligibility, there is also an online email option.
New Jersey's Division of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (DDHH) "Equipment Distribution Program
The State of New Jersey's Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH) offers an "Equipment Distribution Program" that is designed to help qualified New Jersey residents, regardless of their economic status, have access to assistive communication devices and visual alerting home safety equipment needed to live independently.
You may apply to the DDHH's "Equipment Distribution Program" for assistance and, if you meet the eligibility requirements, you may receive an Assistive Communication Device free of cost from the DDHH.
Assistive devices currently available in the DDHH's Equipment Distribution Program include:
- Amplified Telephone
- Baby Cry Alert System
- Cap Tel
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Hearing Carry Over (HCO) Telephone
- Smoke Detector
- A Speech Device, the Artificial Larynx Device, Is Also Available
- For information about each of the above devices, please visit DDHH's website.
- To find out if you are eligible for a device through this program, please visit DDHH's website.
- For any questions about eligibility, there is an online email option.
Or, you can telephone DDHH at:
- V/TTY Toll Free in New Jersey: 800-792-8339
- V/TTY: 609-984-7281
- Video Phone: 866-771-7947