HLAA Position: Meeting Planner

Job Purpose: The primary purpose of the meeting planner is to produce the largest communication accessible convention for people with hearing loss, including a trade show, educational program, social events...Job Purpose: The primary purpose of the meeting planner is to produce the largest communication accessible convention for people with hearing loss, including a trade show, educational program, social events and more. Duties and responsibilities: Plan communication accessible events for people with hearing loss including: Manage exhibits for annual convention Develop the educational program, including … Read More >

HLAA Files Comments with FCC Regarding IP CTS

HLAA and several national consumer organizations as well as research organizations filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding IP CTS (Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Services). HLAA spearheaded these...HLAA and several national consumer organizations as well as research organizations filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding IP CTS (Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Services). HLAA spearheaded these efforts because we know how important IP CTS is to many of you. The Commission opened a rulemaking on IP CTS to gather information from … Read More >

HLAA Announces Fall Walk4Hearing Events

HLAA is pleased to announce the beginning of the fall 2018 Walk4Hearing, the largest and fastest growing program of its kind in the U.S. for people with hearing loss. Beginning...HLAA is pleased to announce the beginning of the fall 2018 Walk4Hearing, the largest and fastest growing program of its kind in the U.S. for people with hearing loss. Beginning on September 23 in New York City, HLAA will host Walk4Hearing events in 12 cities  to support people with hearing loss by raising awareness and … Read More >

HLAA Position: P2P Event Coordinator

Job Purpose: The primary purpose of the coordinator is to be part of a team of three staff who implement the strategic plan for the HLAA Walk4Hearing in cities across...Job Purpose: The primary purpose of the coordinator is to be part of a team of three staff who implement the strategic plan for the HLAA Walk4Hearing in cities across the country and virtually through a DIY effort. Job Summary: The peer-to-peer fundraising coordinator is the project manager for the Walk4Hearing in assigned cities and … Read More >

HAC Task Force Announces Administrator Search

Hearing Aid Compatibility Task Force Announces Administrator Search Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), CTIA, the wireless industry association, the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the National Association of the Deaf...Hearing Aid Compatibility Task Force Announces Administrator Search Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), CTIA, the wireless industry association, the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TDI) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), announced the opening for submissions for Administrator of the … Read More >

We (That Includes You!) Are Number 6…and That’s a Good Thing!

We (That Includes You!) Are Number 6…and That’s a Good Thing! History In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on the prevalence of disabilities in the United States....We (That Includes You!) Are Number 6…and That’s a Good Thing! History In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on the prevalence of disabilities in the United States. There was one problem with the survey they conducted—they neglected to ask about hearing loss. At the time, we educated them on why hearing loss … Read More >

UPDATE: FCC Votes to Adopt IP CTS Rules, Notice of Rulemaking

UPDATE: FCC Votes to Adopt IP CTS Rules, Notice of Rulemaking One of the items on the agenda for the June 7, 2018 Open Meeting of the Federal Communications Commission...UPDATE: FCC Votes to Adopt IP CTS Rules, Notice of Rulemaking One of the items on the agenda for the June 7, 2018 Open Meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) related to Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Services (IP CTS). Under the heading of Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service Reform, the Commission considered a Report … Read More >

HLAA Honors Its Finest

HLAA Honors Its Finest HLAA hosted two events this year at the HLAA2018 Convention to recognize outstanding individuals, HLAA Chapters and State Organizations, companies, and corporations who have had a...HLAA Honors Its Finest HLAA hosted two events this year at the HLAA2018 Convention to recognize outstanding individuals, HLAA Chapters and State Organizations, companies, and corporations who have had a significant impact in the lives of people with hearing loss. There was a State and Chapter Awards Reception & Ceremony sponsored in part by Hearing … Read More >

DOJ Rules for Movie Theater Captioning and Audio Description Take Effect

As of June 2, movie theaters showing digital movies must provide a means for delivering closed captioning and audio description per rules issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...As of June 2, movie theaters showing digital movies must provide a means for delivering closed captioning and audio description per rules issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by the Department of Justice (DOJ).   The final rules were issued in November 2016 and supplement provisions in DOJ’s ADA regulations on provision of … Read More >