HLAA Joins Consumer Groups Commenting on Access to SSA

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HLAA Joins Consumer Groups Commenting on Access to SSA

Jan 14 2014

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI), Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network (DHHCAN), Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Inc. (ALDA), American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB), California Coalition of Agencies Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCASDHH), and Cerebral Palsy and Deaf Organization (CPADO) (collectively, the “Consumer Groups”), submitted comments in response to the Social Security Administration’s November 22, 2013 Notice regarding their request for comments under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

The Consumer Groups urged SSA to revisit its proposed business process with respect to communicating with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Included in our comments were requests for SSA to provide CART or remote CART and Assistive Listening Systems and Devices, including one-to-one devices for interviewing and audio induction loop systems at counters.

Read the comments.