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HLAA Files Comments with the Federal Aviation Administration

Jul 14 2016

HLAA filed comments with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in response to their draft Advisory Circular (AC), Access to Airports by Individuals with Disabilities

The FAA offered the AC for public review and comments in June 2016. The AC provides guidance and recommendations for operators of airports to ensure access to airports by individuals with disabilities. The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TDI) both signed onto HLAA's comments.

HLAA Accepted for Advisory Committee on Accessible Air Transportation

May 31 2016

Department of Transportation’s ACCESS Advisory Committee
Hits the Runway

HLAA was selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to represent people with hearing loss on the newly chartered Advisory Committee on Accessible Air Transportation (ACCESS Advisory Committee). Lise Hamlin, director of public policy at HLAA, attended the first meeting of the Advisory Committee on May 17-18. 

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HLAA Wants to Hear from You!

May 31 2016

Have you tried to watch your local government’s meetings online, and found that they lacked captions? Or have you tried to watch a video online that was produced by a local or state government entity, but also found it had no captions? We know it happens. Recently, a state website included a video about voting procedures – without captions. Have you seen something similar? We want to hear from you about it!

HLAA and 10 Other Consumer Groups Applaud EEOC Proposal, Send Comments

May 10 2016

HLAA, along with 10 other groups (collectively “Consumer Groups”), and joined by Deaf in Government (DIG), provided comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on its proposal to amend its regulations requiring the federal government to engage in affirmative action for individuals with disabilities.

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