House Votes to Pass HR 620

House Votes to Pass HR 620 The US House of Representatives passed HR 620, 225 in favor of passage, and 192 against. You can see how your Representative voted at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2018/roll080.xml...House Votes to Pass HR 620 The US House of Representatives passed HR 620, 225 in favor of passage, and 192 against. You can see how your Representative voted at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2018/roll080.xml Now, the fight moves on to the Senate. HLAA will be monitoring the situation as it moves forward and will keep you informed. February 12, … Read More >

Harris Communications Supports HLAA N-CHATT Program with Hearing Assistive Technology Kits

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota – January 2018 – The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology Trainers (N-CHATT)  received a generous donation from Harris Communications and several leading assistive...EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota – January 2018 – The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology Trainers (N-CHATT)  received a generous donation from Harris Communications and several leading assistive technology manufacturers. Each N-CHATT trainer will receive a kit that includes a ClearSounds CLA7v2 Amplified Power Neckloop accessory for cellphones, ClearSounds Quattro 4.0 LITE adaptive Bluetooth neckloop system, Geemarc CL7350 amplified … Read More >

KDH Research & Communication Collaborates with HLAA to Develop a Website for Older Adults with Cochlear Implants

KDH Research & Communication (KDHRC), in collaboration with HLAA, is developing a website for older adults (aged 60+) with cochlear implants and their friends and family members. KDHRC is now...KDH Research & Communication (KDHRC), in collaboration with HLAA, is developing a website for older adults (aged 60+) with cochlear implants and their friends and family members. KDHRC is now recruiting older adults with at least one cochlear implant and family members or close friends to participate in a research study. Participants will review either … Read More >

Dear Abby Recommends HLAA!

DEAR ABBY: I am a 32-year-old late-deafened adult. I have been deaf in my right ear my whole life, but lost my hearing in my left ear after a tumor...DEAR ABBY: I am a 32-year-old late-deafened adult. I have been deaf in my right ear my whole life, but lost my hearing in my left ear after a tumor was removed when I was 27. I guess they are right when they say we are never fully prepared to lose things we have taken … Read More >

HLAA-NYC’s Complaint to the NYS Attorney General’s Office Results in Greater Access in Off Broadway Theaters

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Agreements Requiring Three NYC Theatres To Provide Listening Devices To Individuals With Hearing Loss Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theater Company, School Of Visual Arts To Provide “Loops”*...A.G. Schneiderman Announces Agreements Requiring Three NYC Theatres To Provide Listening Devices To Individuals With Hearing Loss Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theater Company, School Of Visual Arts To Provide “Loops”* And Other Assisted-Listening Devices To Comply With ADA Schneiderman: We Are Fighting For Equal Access For Disabled New Yorkers And Tourists NEW YORK – Attorney … Read More >

“Effective Communication” Technical Assistance Docs Now Available

The Justice Department published a technical assistance documents to assist the public in understanding how the ADA applies to their unique circumstances.  “Effective Communication” provides guidance on the 2010 regulations...The Justice Department published a technical assistance documents to assist the public in understanding how the ADA applies to their unique circumstances.  “Effective Communication” provides guidance on the 2010 regulations provisions relating to communicating effectively with people who have vision, hearing, or speech disabilities.  Both are part of the Department’s “ADA Requirements” publication series. To … Read More >

DOJ’s 2010 ADA Standards Go into Effect

The Department of Justice (DOJ) published revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 “ADA” in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010. These regulations...The Department of Justice (DOJ) published revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 “ADA” in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010. These regulations adopted revised, enforceable accessibility standards called the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design “2010 Standards” or “Standards”. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both … Read More >

Court Rules ADA Requires Closed-Captioned Movies

In December, 2008, HLAA joined Washington State Communications Access Project (Wash CAP) and others in a “Friend of the Court” (amicus) brief for a movie captioning case that was filed...In December, 2008, HLAA joined Washington State Communications Access Project (Wash CAP) and others in a “Friend of the Court” (amicus) brief for a movie captioning case that was filed in Arizona. In that amicus brief, we supported closed captioning in movie theaters as a form of accommodation that could be provided to people with … Read More >