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HLAA Joins M-Enabling Summit

May 10 2016

The Fifth annual M-Enabling Summit, the only program exclusively dedicated to promoting mobile accessible technology and assistive applications and services for users of all abilities, will be held June 13-14, 2016 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will participate in the M-Enabling Summit, in cooperation with the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict).

HLAA Accepted for Advisory Committee on Accessible Air Transportation

May 10 2016

HLAA has been selected to be a member of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Advisory Committee on Accessible Air Transportation (ACCESS Advisory Committee). The ACCESS Advisory Committee was established to negotiate and develop proposed amendments to the DOT’s disability regulation on three issues, one of which is whether to require accessible in-flight entertainment (IFE) and strengthen accessibility requirements for other in-flight communications. The first meeting of the ACCESS Advisory Committee will be held May 17-18, 2016.

HLAA and 10 Other Consumer Groups Applaud EEOC Proposal, Send Comments

May 10 2016

HLAA, along with 10 other groups (collectively “Consumer Groups”), and joined by Deaf in Government (DIG), provided comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on its proposal to amend its regulations requiring the federal government to engage in affirmative action for individuals with disabilities.

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HLAA Continues Training Program on Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT)

Apr 6 2016

HLAA has completed another successful in-person meeting of our train-the-trainer program, N-CHATT (Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology Trainers). During the weekend of April 1-3, 2016, trainees and facilitators gathered at the HLAA office in Bethesda, MD for the start of an intensive program to learn about and work with HAT. It also gave attendees the opportunity to learn more about how to conduct successful training sessions for those impacted by hearing loss.