History shows that market forces alone are not enough to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities. Legislation, regulations, and standards are necessary for programs, products and services to be accessible to and usable by people with hearing loss. Several laws have been passed to help eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability and to enhance accessibility to public places, work places, telecommunications, schools, government and businesses. HLAA, together with other consumer and professional organizations, works not only to pass legislation to improve the quality of life of people with hearing loss but also works to push for implementation and strong enforcement of the laws.

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 >