In March, a new coalition, the Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Telecommunications (COAT) of disability organizations is launched to advocate for legislation and regulatory safeguards that will ensure full access by people with disabilities to evolving high-speed broadband, wireless and other Internet Protocol (IP) technologies.
Historic consensus agreement reached between consumers led by HLAA and industry regarding cell phone accessibility
Cordless phone manufacturers respond to HLAA advocacy by committing to make 100% of their digital phones hearing aid compatible
HLAA advocates for Hearing Aid Tax Credit. HLAA holds events in three states to publicly recognize Congressional representatives for their support of a tax credit for hearing aids.
FCC responds to HLAA by opening the way for IP relay nationwide.
HLAA advocates to protect and expand health care coverage for cochlear implants