1991

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1991

At the 6th SHHH Convention in Denver, Marjorie Boone, VA receives the second Rocky Stone Humanitarian Award. The SHHH Hospital Program, Access 2000, a joint project with Canada is launched. Over the next year 150 hospitals in 37 states will commit to the program implemented by 150 facilitators from local Chapters. 

President Bush signs the Decoder Circuitry Act requiring all TVs 13” or larger to have built in captioning after July 1993. SHHH has been active in this legislation. 

The World Federation of the Deaf and the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People issue a joint declaration to clarify the distinction between deaf and hard of hearing people and secure the terminology of each population.