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FCC selected VA Dept. DBVI – for certification to participate in Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution

January 19, 2016 in Community News, Technology


Released: January 14, 2016


Washington, D.C. – The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB or Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has selected the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) for certification to participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) for the state of Virginia, effective January 1, 2016. . . . .

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The Bureau has determined that DBVI meets the Commission’s qualifications for certification to operate the NDBEDP in Virginia. Since 1982, DBVI has offered a comprehensive program that provides deaf-blind individuals with specialized services in the areas of communication, education, assistive technology, independent living, and rehabilitation.13 DBVI currently has two staff members who provide statewide consultation, training, and technical assistance to other DBVI staff and outside entities, ensuring that deaf-blind individuals of all ages have full participation in various programs and services within DBVI and in their communities.14


Links to the Public Notice:


FCC Announces 2015-2016 Funding for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program

June 23, 2015 in Hearing Loss & Deafness, Technology


On June 22, 2015, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau released a Public Notice announcing the funding allocations for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) for the 2015-2016 Fund year.  The NDBEDP is a program mandated by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) that provides up to $10 million annually for the distribution of communications equipment to low-income individuals who are deaf-blind.

Links to the Public Notice:

For further information, contact the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office:  Jackie Ellington at 202-418-1153; or Rosaline Crawford at 202-418-2075 or

Mobility Equipment Blow Out Sale! – Saturday, May 3, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

April 29, 2014 in Community Events

ECNV_sqProceeds will help individuals with disabilities live more independently through services provided by the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) in Arlington

Pre-owned Walkers, Leg Braces, Personal Care Items, Wheelchairs and much more on sale!

Used Canes &Crutches Starting at $5

Check out flyer download here: Download Flyer

ECNV will be displaying surplus equipment* for sale at the
Arlington Civitan Flea Market – Saturday, May 3, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Flea Market is held in the I-66 garage located at 15th and Stafford Street in North Arlington.
The garage is adjacent to the Arlington Education building and Planetarium. 


 E-mail –  if there are specific items  you want to check out!

Who We Are

The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, Inc. (ECNV)
is a 501(c)(3) community-based resource and advocacy center managed by and for people with disabilities.

We provide free peer counseling, travel training, job search and Medicaid Waiver services for people with mental, physical, neurological, and developmental disabilities.

Our mission is to empower people with disabilities to live independently.

2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 305
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 525-3268 –

*ECNV is grateful for donations of pre-owned mobility and other equipment. Our primary focus is to re-donate such equipment to others it will benefit in our community. In the case of very specialized items or those that have been here a long time, ECNV sells those items to fund the purchase of other equipment and services that are in demand.