Communications & Medical Access in the Hospital During Disasters: Temporary Recommendations for Hospitals and Medical Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

*developed with a consensus by deaf and hard of hearing Consumer Groups, deaf healthcare providers and other subject matter experts Deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind Americans who seek medical...*developed with a consensus by deaf and hard of hearing Consumer Groups, deaf healthcare providers and other subject matter experts Deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind Americans who seek medical treatment amid the COVID-19 crisis and medical professionals serving them may encounter significant barriers to communication. We estimate that up to approximately 650,0001 Americans who … Read More >

How Do I Communicate with Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at the Hospital During COVID-19?

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, how will you be able to talk to doctors, nurses and others at the hospital? This guide is to help you get ready for your hospital...During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, how will you be able to talk to doctors, nurses and others at the hospital? This guide is to help you get ready for your hospital visit.  Going to the hospital will be very different during the pandemic.  In normal times, hospitals must give services that help you understand what is … Read More >

New Recordings Added!

Please check out the latest additions to our website!    HLAA National Virtual Meetings Community Page Here you will find upcoming virtual meetings and recordings of previous ones. Watch the...Please check out the latest additions to our website!    HLAA National Virtual Meetings Community Page Here you will find upcoming virtual meetings and recordings of previous ones. Watch the 4/25 recording with guest speaker, Gael Hannan! Our next HLAA National Virtual Meeting is this Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 2 pm ET. See more … Read More >

Florida State Association Online Get Together with Chapter Leaders

HLAA Florida State Association had a Zoom meeting yesterday to meet with local chapter leaders and had guests from HLAA New York State Association, Gallaudet University and HLAA National. Debbe...HLAA Florida State Association had a Zoom meeting yesterday to meet with local chapter leaders and had guests from HLAA New York State Association, Gallaudet University and HLAA National. Debbe Hagner, acting interim president organized a Zoom Get Together to encourage leaders to view the Zoom online meeting platform to see what the online experience … Read More >

HLAA State and Chapter Leaders Virtual Meeting – May 15, 2020 2 pm ET

We encourage state and chapter leaders to attend the HLAA State and Chapter Leaders Virtual Meeting on May 15, 2020 at 2 pm ET. HLAA Staff will be on hand...We encourage state and chapter leaders to attend the HLAA State and Chapter Leaders Virtual Meeting on May 15, 2020 at 2 pm ET. HLAA Staff will be on hand to discuss any new updates and be available to help answer questions and address concerns that state and chapter leaders may have during this COVID-19 … Read More >