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Organizing for Effective Advocacy – Part One

Organizing for Effective Advocacy – Part One By Larry Sivertson June 2010 Editor: We’ve been following John Waldo’s great advocacy work for a couple of year now, and we’re just amazed at how much he’s accomplished in a very short time. In this workshop, he’s telling us how to go about organizing so we can imitate some of his successes. ...

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Justice Department and H&R Block Franchisee Reach ADA

Justice Department and H&R Block Franchisee Reach ADA March 2010 Editor: You have a right under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to appropriate communications aids and services provided by your income tax preparation firm (unless an exemption applies). That’s the bottom line on this statement from the Justice Department. The statement focuses on providing sign language interpreters, but the ...

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Wash-CAP Advocates for Rights of HOH in Washington State

Wash-CAP Advocates for Rights of HOH in Washington State by John Waldo Editor: Tell me again why some public places in the US are not required to provide communications access for people with hearing loss. If John Waldo has his way, we’ll soon all be pondering such issues. John is the founder of the Washington Communication Access Project (Wash-CAP), a ...

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Impairment, Disability, and Handicap

Impairment, Disability, and Handicap One of the email lists I’m on recently had an interesting discussion of the terms “Impairment”, “Disability”, and “Handicap” as they relate to hearing loss. As you might imagine, people had a wide variety of views regarding these terms, how they apply to hearing loss, and especially how they apply to individuals. I think part of ...

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Walt Disney World Pioneers Wireless Captioning Device

Walt Disney World Pioneers Wireless Captioning Device Editor: How can an organization provide captioning for people who are following a tour guide around an exhibit? Or how about a convenient and unobtrusive way to provide captioning for a movie? Walt Disney World recently debuted a device that may have both capabilities – and more! Here are portions of their press ...

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Robotics in the Special Needs Classroom

Robotics in the Special Needs Classroom By Jennifer LeClaire Editor: How does a Gallaudet student with poor ASL skills keep up in a classroom where everything is signed? One way is through the use of some very innovative robotics! This article is reprinted with permission of TechNewsWorld.com and ECT News Network. Copyright 2006 ECT News Network, Inc. All rights reserved. ...

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Does Captioning Provide Equal Access

Does Captioning Provide Equal Access? Editor: Most of you who have used Real Time Captioning (CART) probably think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. It often provides the best access for people with hearing loss. But does it provide “equal” access? Does the provision of a written transcript even give an advantage to the CART user? I recently read ...

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Requirements for Assistive Listening Systems in Conference Facilities

Requirements for Assistive Listening Systems in Conference Facilities Does the ADA require that conferences and meetings have assistive listening systems? Here’s the reply from the ADA Center, as received by the folks at NVRC. Please be sure to credit NVRC if you share this information. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Have you ever wondered whether an assistive listening system must be available at conferences ...

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Hints and Tips

Hints and Tips for People with Hearing Loss Here’s a collection of hearing-related hints and tips. Hope some of them are helpful to you. By the way, if you have a favorite tip that you’d like added to this list, please email it to me. Free Hearing Aid Batteries This web site has free hearing aid batteries. It is only ...

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Glossary

Glossary ALD – see assistive listening device ALDA – see Association of Late Deafened Adults American Sign Language – a manual language that uses the hands, facial expression, and body movements for expression, and is visually received. Additional information ASL – see American Sign Language assistive listening device – a device that assists a person to receive auditory information, usually ...

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