experience some degree of hearing loss.
have service-connected hearing disabilities or are in treatment for hearing-related issues.
The Hearing Loss Association of America Walk4Hearing increases public awareness about hearing loss, eradicates the stigma associated with it and raises funds for national and local programs.
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Federal, state and local disability laws are intended to bring people with all manner of disabilities, including hearing loss, into the mainstream of public life. But implementing those laws in practice is up to affected individuals. How well do you understand your accessibility rights? What steps can or should you take if you feel your rights have been denied?
Date: March 10, 2021
Time: 7 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. MT, 4 p.m. PT
Marc Fliedner, J.D., Attorney and Director of the PAIR Program (Protection & Advocacy for Individual Rights), including the rights of individuals with physical disabilities) at the New York City office of Disability Rights New York; DRNY is part of a nationwide network of legally-based disability rights agencies mandated by federal law to protect and advocate for individuals with disabilities.
John Herrion, J.D., Attorney and Director of Disability Rights for the New York State Division of Human Rights.
John Waldo, J.D., Attorney whose practice focuses on improving access to public life for people with hearing loss, an emphasis that combines his 30-plus years of legal practice with his own life experience with hearing loss.
Moderator: Jerry Bergman, HLAA member and hearing loss advocate.
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