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DHHCAN Report on Emergency Communications

DHHCAN Report on Emergency Communications Editor: Have you noticed more attention being paid to the issue of emergency communications for people with hearing loss? I think a lot of that is due to the efforts of Cheryl Heppner, NVRC, and DHHCAN. Here’s a press release on a national report that addresses this important issue. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Further Information: Cheryl Heppner cheppner@nvrc.org ...

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Emergency Captioning

Emergency Captioning FCC regulations require that ALL emergency information presented orally on television also be available visually to people with hearing loss. The best (some would argue the only) way to do this is with captions. This page explores issues directly related to emergency television captioning. You may also be interested in a broader discussion of  emergency communications for people ...

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hearing loss accommodation in the workplace – part one

hearing loss accommodation in the workplace – part one i think i can now say i’m deaf without cringing. i still don’t believe it; i don’t really accept it. especially because i do hear some and can’t understand how i can be deaf and still hear something. but i have learned that most deaf, not all but most, do have ...

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Lack of hearing loss accommodation in the workplace

Lack of hearing loss accommodation in the workplace The place I work is in the middle of a move, which is very stressful, way behind schedule, and frustrating. We also have a new director. He is spending money lavishly to help turn this place into a showplace (and not taking into consideration that these are working areas where things will ...

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Can Person with Hearing Loss be Airline Mechanic

Can Person with Hearing Loss be Airline Mechanic? May 2000 One of the current issues in the hearing loss world is the ability of people with hearing loss to perform certain jobs. There are clearly some jobs that people with significant hearing loss can’t do; there are clearly many jobs for which significant hearing loss doesn’t matter. What’s difficult are ...

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Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Hearing Loss in the Workplace Editor: The ALDACON 2000 workshop entitled “Hearing Loss in the Workplace” was well attended and well received. Moderated by Larry Littleton, the panel consisted of three working women who bring a diversity of perspectives to the issues of employment for people with hearing loss. The format of the workshop was questions from the moderator or ...

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Lawyers with Hearing Loss Slowly Moving Into the Mainstream

Lawyers with Hearing Loss Slowly Moving Into the Mainstream Editor: It seems to me I’m seeing more stories about people with hearing loss moving into occupations in which they were previously absent or extremely scarce. In the past month I’ve heard about advances in medical, police, and firefighting professions. The following story from the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf ...

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Accommodating Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Accommodating Hearing Loss in the Workplace Editor: I subscribe to about a dozen email lists related to hearing loss. I rarely post to them, but I do try to read or skim everything people post. A person on one of the lists reported that her recent hearing loss was causing communications problems at work. Trudy Zahn (zahn@primary.net) responded with a ...

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hearing loss and employment – part 2

hearing loss and employment – part 2 Disabled Access Credit The Disabled Access Credit is an income tax credit that small businesses can claim for expenses related to accommodating disabled employees. A small business is one with maximum revenues of one million dollars or one with 30 or fewer full-time employees. The credit is claimed on IRS Form 8826. The ...

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Wal-Mart to Air Deaf Discrimination Information

Wal-Mart to Air Deaf Discrimination Information Editor: You may remember the brouhaha a while ago regarding a discrimination case brought by two deaf Arizona men against Wal-Mart. As a result of that case, Wal-Mart agreed to undertake certain actions, which it seems they have failed to complete. As part of the settlement of the resulting contempt action, Wal-Mart will air ...

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