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HLAA Sponsors National Forum on Disability Issues

Aug 10 2012

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Hearing Loss Association of America is a proud sponsor of the National Forum on Disability Issues to be held September 28, 12:30 – 3:30 PM EST at the Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio.

Update on the Progress of Ratification of CRPD

Aug 8 2012

Hearing Loss Association of American, along with many other disability organizations united in their support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), urges members of the US Senate to ratify CRPD. The US International Council on People with Disabilities (USICD) notes their website:

Update on the Progress of Ratification of CRPD

Aug 8 2012

Hearing Loss Association of American, along with many other disability organizations united in their support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), urges members of the US Senate to ratify CRPD. The US International Council on People with Disabilities (USICD) notes their website:

As the Senate session closed on Thursday, August 2, Senator Reid made a point to state his support for the bipartisan effort to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Senators Durbin (D-IL), McCain (R-AZ), Kerry (D-MA), Moran (R-KS), Coons (D-DE), Barrasso (R-WY), Harkin (D-IA), and Udall (D-NM) have all joined together to lead the support of the CRPD. 

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HLAA Chapters’ Advocates See Success in Delaware!

Aug 8 2012

People with hearing loss of all ages and those with speech disabilities will benefit from two bills Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law August 3, 2012. Governor Markell is Chair of the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and has made employment of people with disabilities his major project with the NGA.

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ACTION ALERT UPDATE: Support the CRPD as it Heads to the Senate Floor!

Jul 31 2012

Call on Your Senator to Support the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Last week, July 26, 2012, on the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, HLAA watched as the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations voted to send the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to the Senate Floor for a vote. The room was packed with disability advocates who could barely restrain themselves from applause as the vote was taken.

HLAA Applauds Cinemark Settlement in Arizona

Jul 23 2012

Hearing Loss Association of America is thrilled to learn Cinemark in Arizona will provide neckloops and receivers to patrons. Resulting from a lawsuit brought by the Arizona Attorney General’s Civil Rights Division, this settlement agreement is, to the best of our knowledge, the first time neckloops are being provided in commercial movie theaters. However, with the 2010 ADA Standards now in place, we expect to see more theaters adopting neckoops and looping technology. We commend Cinemark for providing this access to patrons, for committing to maintaining the equipment in working order, training staff and making efforts to ensure the community knows about the availability of the neckloops in their theaters.

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Ida Institute Announces Four New Members of Judging Panel for Global Ideas Competition

Jul 10 2012

NAERUM, DK  July 10, 2012 – The Ida Institute today announced the newest members of the judging panel for the Institute’s Ideas, Speak up - Action and Awareness for Hearing Loss competition. The global online competition is an open call for ideas that have the potential to generate better understanding of hearing loss, change public perception and encourage people to take action. The judging panel will help to select the three winning ideas that will be announced at the 2013 AudiologyNOW! conference.

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