Over the last several years, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC) has supported the Captioned Radio Pilot Project developed by National Public Radio (NPR) and Towson University. It is a project whose goal is to provide a text version of radio broadcast over digital radio.
We believe that we are very close to success. Plans were being made for a captioned radio pilot project funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), but they pulled back when Congress began to talk about cutting their funding. We'd like CPB to reconsider this decision. HLAA and NVRC made plans to send a letter of support to CPB and request other organizations to sign on. Working over the course of only one week, were able to gather signatures from 49 other national, state and local organizations that also support the captioned radio pilot project. In addition, 131 individuals asked to sign on.
You can read the letter that was sent to CPB. Thanks to the many people who signed on and who support this project, but didn’t have a chance to sign on. Your support means a lot to us. We hope it means a lot to CPB as well.