On August 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the final Order regarding IP CTS (Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Services). The new rules change the way consumers get the phones and use the phones. The rules include:
Jacob Landis (Jacobsride.com) nearly met his goal of biking to all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums when he was struck by a hit and run driver in Florida. Even though doctor’s orders prevent him from riding his bike for a couple of weeks, he will be at the Jacob’s Ride finale in Miami, Florida on Tuesday, September 24. Jacob has cycled more than 10,000 miles to raise money and awareness for cochlear implants – an amazing feat! Jacob, we wish you a speedy recovery.
Washington, DC: The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) is today announcing the promotion of Andrew Bopp to the position of HIA Executive Director, effective immediately.
Sandy Spekman, an HLAA member in the New York City/New Jersey area, would like to start something new, called Hearing Accessible Travel Hosts, or HATH. She would like volunteers from cities across the United States to be resource specialists, which will result in more open-captioned performances and lectures, availability of assistive devices, including hearing loops.