On August 8, the FCC will take a vote on whether to adopt new rules requiring text-to-911. Text-to-911 provides a way to contact 911 directly by sending a text message. On July 18, 2014, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler commented on this proceeding in a blog, which states, in part:
Disability Visibility Project: A Community Partnership with StoryCorps
Recording disability history, one story at a time.
July 2015 will mark the 25th anniversary of the passage of the landmark legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Disability Visibility Project’s purpose is to collect stories from Americans with disabilities and have them archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Two Separate NIH-Funded Studies Needs Subjects with Tinnitus and Hearing Loss
Michael Seidman, M.D., Henry Ford Hospital and HLAA medical advisor is seeking people for two separate National Institutes of Health-funded studies on tinnitus:
A new study from a the University Texas-Dallas researcher demonstrates the importance of considering developmental differences when creating programs for cochlear implants in infants.