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Radio for Hard of Hearing People!

Radio for Hard of Hearing People! April 2003 Editor: Radio for hard of hearing people? Sounds rather strange, doesn’t it? But it’s for real. Here’s an article from the Edmonton Journal (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) via bhNEWS. It seems that Auditory Adam is promoting a radio program for people with hearing loss! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Auditory Adam keeps bass deep, tones low on ...

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FCC Publishes “Accessibility Handbook”

FCC Publishes “Accessibility Handbook” March 2003 Editor: The FCC has just published their “Accessibility Handbook”, which was intended to gather in one place all the information required to ensure that FCC programs and activities are accessible to people with disabilities. As you might imagine, that’s a lot of information! The document runs about 150 pages including appendices, index, etc. A ...

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Then They Came

Then They Came by Diane Edge Editor: We’ve probably all seen Rev. Niemoller’s “Then They Came”, which addressed people’s indifference as the Nazis oppressed various groups in the 1930s. Diane Edge has adopted that work to address the gradual erosion of disability rights in this country. The message is that all of us need to object when we see anyone’s ...

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Vacation Access

Vacation Access Looking for an accessible vacation? Turns out that some folks in the vacation industry are courting people with hearing loss by providing access to the services they offer. January 2002 – Interested in an accessible cruise? It seems that not all cruise ships are the same. Here’s one cruiser’s report on the Grand Princess. April 2003 – Many ...

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communications access in transportation for people with hearing loss

Communications access in transportation for people with hearing loss Travel is difficult for people with hearing loss, because they are often denied communications access on commercial transportation. Ever been frustrated while traveling, because you couldn’t understand what was being said? Then you will relate to some of the stories and information on this page. Communications problems canĀ  make traveling a ...

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Telecommunications Access

Telecommunications Access With the exploding numbers and variety of telecommunications devices, it is nearly impossible to keep up with all that is going on. And even harder to keep track of which of this technology is accessible to people with hearing loss. Federal and state laws typically require that these devices be accessible to people with disabilities, if possible. Here’s ...

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Medical Access

Medical Access No one likes to go to the doctor! Doctors scare most of us; actually, it’s not the doctor as much as the possibility that he’ll find something wrong with us. So just visiting a doctor can be a stressful situation. For people with hearing loss, the stress is multiplied significantly. The past 10 years have seen the culturally ...

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Communications Access and Law Enforcement

Communications Access and Law Enforcement We often hear stories about law enforcement agencies violating citizens’ legal rights; it seems to happen far too often. For people with hearing loss, however, it is often much worse. Their fundamental right to communication in a law enforcement situation is often violated. It seems that many law enforcement agencies are becoming more aware of ...

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Education access for people with hearing loss

Education access for people with hearing loss Access to education is not a simple thing for a person with hearing loss. Because of the great diversity of communication situations in an educational environment, providing access is a complex and evolving problem. Providing access to hard of hearing, late deafened, and oral deaf persons in this environment has only recently been ...

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Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)   back to “New to Hearing Loss”   7910 Woodmont Ave Suite 1200 Bethesda MD 20814 301-657-2248 (V) 301-657-2249 (T) 301-913-9413 (F) www.hearingloss.org   Publication: “Hearing Loss”   Information about the HLAA annual convention   Information about the HLAA hearing test day   HLAA Overview   July 2001 – A Yahoo group called SHHHChatter ...

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