September 15, 2022

HLAA Webinar: Benefits of Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) – Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace for all to Thrive

This webinar by HLAA’s Employment Task Force showed how resource groups foster community and connection, support career development, and further the cause of employees with disabilities or employees with loved...This webinar by HLAA’s Employment Task Force showed how resource groups foster community and connection, support career development, and further the cause of employees with disabilities or employees with loved ones with disabilities. Read More >

September 14, 2022

HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: Accessing the Benefits of the Affordable Connectivity Program with TracFone Wireless, Inc.

TracFone Wireless, Inc. presented a product showcase about the benefits of the new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) with speaker Ted Vagelos, Director, Business Development. Throughout the webinar attendees received detailed...TracFone Wireless, Inc. presented a product showcase about the benefits of the new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) with speaker Ted Vagelos, Director, Business Development. Throughout the webinar attendees received detailed information about the significant government discounts on smartphones, hotspots, or tablet data the ACP provides, along with how members can determine if they qualify, how to access all the benefits, including devices and plans, and what to do to get... Read More >

May 12, 2022

HLAA Webinar: Navigating Federal Employment for People with Disabilities

The federal government offers people of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities, opportunities to have a meaningful career in public service. In this webinar, attendees learned about pathways to federal...The federal government offers people of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities, opportunities to have a meaningful career in public service. In this webinar, attendees learned about pathways to federal service for people with disabilities, strategies for effectively navigating the federal workplace and resources from the Office of Disability Employment Policy. Read More >

December 15, 2021

HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: Never Miss a Word with Olelo Captioned Calls

Olelo Captioned Calls is an easy-to-use, 100%-private app developed by MachineGenius, a telecommunications company founded in Holliston, Massachusetts in 2017 with a mission to help people with hearing loss have...Olelo Captioned Calls is an easy-to-use, 100%-private app developed by MachineGenius, a telecommunications company founded in Holliston, Massachusetts in 2017 with a mission to help people with hearing loss have a seamless calling experience. Using advanced speech recognition technology, Olelo combines simplicity, accuracy, and speed to create next-generation captioned telephone service. The app is at no cost for those with hearing loss and is supported by the Federal TRS /... Read More >

December 07, 2021

HLAA Webinar: ICAAT – Creating a community that brings together consumers and industry

Have you ever wanted to engage with technology developers and help shape technologies to better fit your needs? The Industry-Consumer Alliance for Accessible Technology (ICAAT) is creating an online community...Have you ever wanted to engage with technology developers and help shape technologies to better fit your needs? The Industry-Consumer Alliance for Accessible Technology (ICAAT) is creating an online community of consumers and industry to inspire more accessible, innovative and responsive technologies that meet the needs of consumers with hearing loss. Presenters showed how to join ICAAT’s online community where you can access and participate in discussions about a wide... Read More >

November 18, 2021

HLAA Webinar: Best Practices for Landing a Job in a Virtual Environment

The new virtual world we are engaging in can be a bit uncertain, especially when it comes to interviewing and navigating the job search process. During this webinar, candidates learned...The new virtual world we are engaging in can be a bit uncertain, especially when it comes to interviewing and navigating the job search process. During this webinar, candidates learned best practices, tips and tricks for navigating the recruitment process, from the initial conversation to onboarding in a virtual environment. Seasoned recruiters whose organizations have pivoted quickly to accommodate the virtual world shared their perspectives. We also heard from a... Read More >

November 11, 2021

Chapter Development Workshop: HLAA Updates on Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and More

Barbara Kelley, HLAA Executive Director and Lise Hamlin, HLAA Director of Public Policy provide updates and answer HLAA Leaders’ questions on HLAA’s advocacy and outreach efforts, including the proposed rules...Barbara Kelley, HLAA Executive Director and Lise Hamlin, HLAA Director of Public Policy provide updates and answer HLAA Leaders’ questions on HLAA’s advocacy and outreach efforts, including the proposed rules on over-the-counter hearing aids. Read More >

October 19, 2021

HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: Power Up Your Call Captioning With Custom Words on CaptionMate

CaptionMate is a free captioning app for individuals with hearing loss that is available on iOS, Android and the Web. The cost of captioning each Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone (IP...CaptionMate is a free captioning app for individuals with hearing loss that is available on iOS, Android and the Web. The cost of captioning each Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone (IP CTS) call is funded through a federal program, and the cost of the calls are paid for by contributions from other telecommunications users to the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) fund administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Come and learn... Read More >

June 01, 2021

HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: Read Our Lips

Learn how to feel more connected to the world around you through learning or enhancing speech lipreading skills with the “Read Our Lips” online learning program. This interactive presentation will teach...Learn how to feel more connected to the world around you through learning or enhancing speech lipreading skills with the “Read Our Lips” online learning program. This interactive presentation will teach you five benefits of lipreading, including how to use your skills in our new virtual world. Start your lipreading journey during the session as Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL)’s Alison Butler walks you through some practice exercises... Read More >

April 22, 2021

HLAA Product Showcase Webinar: CaptionMate

During the April 22 CaptionMate* event, Jon Gray, CaptionMate’s Business Manager, discussed how the captioning app is used for direct, independent and effective cell phone calls for people with hearing loss. Receive captions to your...During the April 22 CaptionMate* event, Jon Gray, CaptionMate’s Business Manager, discussed how the captioning app is used for direct, independent and effective cell phone calls for people with hearing loss. Receive captions to your normal cell phone number in real-time without the annoying delays of the past. Experience total privacy with no third-party operator and always have access to the whole conversation, not just what the other person said. Customize the app by selecting... Read More >