Supporters speak out

Open Access Connections users were asked what the loss of voice mail would mean to them. Here are a few responses:

“It’s invaluable to anyone who has a disability. It’s the only way I’ve been able to keep in touch. If this service is cut, I’ll be deeply affected.”

“This voice mail has helped me dramatically. Right now I’m a struggling vet trying to get back on my feet. It’s been a godsend to me just having the service. It’s the best thing for veterans all over. We really need it.”

“Without it, I don’t know what I’d do . . . Without the system, a lot of people will be totally hurt as far as not getting messages they need about jobs, housing, medical and other resources.”

“This voice mail has been a great help to me. I don’t have a phone and can’t afford one. I’m currently in and out of hospitals. I rely on this service for arranging taxis to give me a ride to my dialysis appointments.”

“I have been using voice mail for five months now. If I didn’t have voice mail, I would be unable to get housing and a job. It really helps me. If it wasn’t for voice mail I wouldn’t have a way to communicate with daycare, employment, etc. I really need voice mail.”