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Job Opening – AmeriCorps: Financial Stability Project Coordinator

Dec 22 2014


This position is for an individual with a disability.
The Washington Access Fund is collaborating with local, state, and national partners to provide financial stability and capability services to people with disabilities.  Helping people with disabilities understand their financial situation and giving them the tools to improve it is their goal.  They offer a unique opportunity for cutting edge work with a small but dedicated staff.

Potential to Restore Hearing?

Dec 1 2014

The University of Michigan’s Michigan Today (November 24, 2014) publication has an article about scientists who are restoring the hearing of mice partly deafened by noise, using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein in their ears.

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CMS Final Rules Cover the Cost of Bone-Anchored Hearing Devices

Nov 15 2014

October 31, 2014: The Centers for Medicare and  Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that codifies the Medicare policy guidance when a device is not subject to the hearing aid exclusion. The rule finalizes that certain auditory implants, including cochlear implants, brain stem implants, and osseointegrated (bone-anchored) implants, do not meet the definition of hearing aids that are excluded from coverage.

Deaf-Blind Community Speaks Out Against Curtaining of IP Relay Services

Nov 15 2014

Helen Keller National Center and The American Association of the Deaf-Blind Seek Immediate Action to Prevent Service Disruption on November 14th That Threatens Ability of People Who Are Deaf-Blind to Make Phone Calls

Two-Pronged Effort Needed to Delay Cessation of IP Relay Service by Purple Communications; and for Sprint to Improve Accessibility and Function of IP Relay Service