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 >

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...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 and Order, Declaratory Ruling, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice … Read More >

Ann Rancourt and Rachel Stevens Selected for Hamilton Relay 2018 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the District of Columbia

Congratulations are in order! HLAA’s own Ann Rancourt, national Walk4Hearing manager, and Rachel Stevens, a member of the HLAA District of Columbia Chapter, were selected as the Hamilton Relay 2018...Congratulations are in order! HLAA’s own Ann Rancourt, national Walk4Hearing manager, and Rachel Stevens, a member of the HLAA District of Columbia Chapter, were selected as the Hamilton Relay 2018 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award winners for the District of Columbia. Ann and Rachel were recognized at a ceremony hosted by Hamilton Relay … Read More >

U.S. Access Board Webinar: Accessible Airport Terminals

The U.S. Access Board’s next free monthly webinar will take place June 7 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET) and review accessibility requirements for airports under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and...The U.S. Access Board’s next free monthly webinar will take place June 7 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET) and review accessibility requirements for airports under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws. The session will focus on areas of special concern, including passenger loading zones, self-service ticketing kiosks, security checkpoints, boarding bridges and devices, signage, … Read More >

How Much Information Is Too Much? We Want Your Feedback!

People who are newly diagnosed with hearing loss can find vast amounts of information to help them understand it better. But is that really a good thing? When you want...People who are newly diagnosed with hearing loss can find vast amounts of information to help them understand it better. But is that really a good thing? When you want to learn all you can about hearing loss—or any other condition for that matter—an overwhelming amount of information can leave you almost as lost as … Read More >

St. Louis Theatre Must Provide Captioning for All Live Performances Says Federal Judge

Thanks in part to the work of HLAA Members John Waldo, Tina Childress, Mary Stodden and the HLAA Greater St. Louis Chapter, captioning for those who need it will now...Thanks in part to the work of HLAA Members John Waldo, Tina Childress, Mary Stodden and the HLAA Greater St. Louis Chapter, captioning for those who need it will now be available for all live performances at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis. A federal judge in Missouri recently ordered the 4500-seat indoor theatre to provide … Read More >