HLAA Votes to Approve Proposals by ACCESS Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation (ACCESS Advisory Committee) was established to negotiate and develop a proposed rule concerning accommodations for air travelers with disabilities....The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation (ACCESS Advisory Committee) was established to negotiate and develop a proposed rule concerning accommodations for air travelers with disabilities. The rule addresses three issues. One of them, regarding in-flight entertainment, specifically benefits those with hearing loss. (The other two pertain to accessible lavatories on … Read More >

A Win for Police Officers with Hearing Aids: HLAA Was There to Help

In 2010, HLAA received a phone call from New York Police Department (NYPD) Deputy Inspector Daniel Carione. He was being forced to retire from the NYPD. His crime? He purchased...In 2010, HLAA received a phone call from New York Police Department (NYPD) Deputy Inspector Daniel Carione. He was being forced to retire from the NYPD. His crime? He purchased and used a hearing aid on the job. NYPD banned the use of hearing aids on the job, regardless of how well that officer does … Read More >

Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) Signed Into Law by President Barack Obama

Hearing Loss Association of America literally had a front row seat on October 8, 2010, when President Barack Obama signed the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010...Hearing Loss Association of America literally had a front row seat on October 8, 2010, when President Barack Obama signed the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) into law. It was the cap of HLAA’s hard work with COAT (Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology) to move this bill forward. We … Read More >