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HLAA Is There For You From the Start: the FCC’s New Disability Advisory Committee

Apr 8 2015

On March 17, 2015, Lise Hamlin represented HLAA at the first meeting of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Disability Advisory Committee (DAC). It was announced that the FCC received more than 100 applications to serve on this committee. Those chosen to join the DAC included 36 organizations, companies and individuals.

Landmark Settlement for NYPD Officers with Hearing Loss

Mar 24 2015

New York, NY – March 17, 2015: On the day a jury trial was scheduled to begin, Disability Rights Advocates and the Law Offices of Meenan and Associates entered into a landmark settlement with the NYPD in a case challenging the Department’s discriminatory blanket policy banning the use of hearing aids by police officers. The settlement concludes after four and a half years of hard-fought legal advocacy.

Working Through the White Noise: Helping Employees with Hearing Loss Thrive

Mar 24 2015

HLAA recently participated in MediaplanetUSA’s Vision and Hearing campaign where we joined forces with industry leaders and advocates to raise awareness of the millions of Americans currently living with some form of vision impairment or hearing loss. Learn about the technologies being developed to give people affected by these disabilities hope as well as gaining valuable information for protecting your eyes and ears. The campaignwas distributed through USA Today March 13, 2015 and is published online.

HLAA Files Comments Supporting Signage for Looped Taxis in NYC

Feb 11 2015

HLAA supported local advocacy efforts when we filed comments with the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission urging adoption of rules for signage for taxis in New York City equipped with hearing loops.

The proposed amendment would provide for a decal on the inside and outside of all taxicabs that have hearing induction loop capability. That decal would feature the International Symbol of Access for Hearing Loss, including a “T” and the language “Induction loop installed, switch hearing aid to T-coil” on the interior decal.