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51.3. State Disability Resources

Cabins for people with disabilities-Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
There are nine cabins for people with disabilities in Wisconsin State Parks. There are rustic cabins at Copper Falls and Blue Mound state parks and cabins with more amenities at Mirror Lake, Buckhorn, High Cliff , Kohler-Andrae, and Potowatami state parks, Kettle Moraine State Forest--Southern Unit, and Richard Bong State Recreation Area.

Open The Outdoors
Phone: (608) 266-2621
"Open the Outdoors" is a nation-wide effort to provide disabled individuals with a user-friendly means of accessing recreation opportunities. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing greater access and more programs for persons with disabilities. We want to make it easier for disabled individuals to hunt, fish and pursue other outdoor activities.

Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP), Public Service Commission
The Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP) helps people with disabilities buy specialized equipment they need in order to use basic telephone services. Ask for the Sesame solution Sesame is an optimal smartphone solution for people who have limited, or no use of their hands to control a smartphone and are able to make small head movements.  The Sesame Solution is either $100 or free (if your income is below a certain level) with a voucher. After you receive the voucher, contact RAZ Mobility to request a Sesame solution. The RAZ Mobility number is 1-800-729-0083. RAZ Mobility can also help you complete your application for a voucher.

Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 442-3477
Wisconsin's Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal/state program designed to obtain, maintain, and improve employment for people with disabilities by working with VR consumers, employers, and other partners.

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services - Disability Programs Index
Phone: (608) 267-9582
Contact: Dan Johnson, Physical Disabilities Resources Coordinator

Phone: 414-291-7520
The WisLoan program offers loans for assistive technology. The loans help people buy equipment such as hearing aids, modified vehicles, wheelchairs and ramps.

WisTech Assistive Technology Program
Phone: (608)-267-9582
WisTech provides information on selecting, funding, installing and using assistive technology. Assistive technology (AT) is any product or device that enables people with disabilities to improve their independence and quality of life in the community, at home, at work, and at school.

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