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Lisa Mottesheard
 

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CaptionCall Now Has More Options to Better Serve Those That Need Captions:

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‚ÄĘ Remote Assist Self Install or In-Home Red Carpet Delivery & Set-Up

 

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Lisa Mottesheard

CaptionCall Community Outreach Services

HLAA Advocate/Greater Richmond Outreach Chair

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CaptionCall is available in the United States ONLY. FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP captioned telephone service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund. No costs are passed along to individuals who qualify for the service. The CaptionCall phone remains property of CaptionCall in order to provide ongoing support, service, and upgrades.

 


Hearing Loss Association of America - Rules are Long Overdue #HLAA News #hlaa

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Rules are Long Overdue

By Tim Browning

Lise Hamlin Director of Public Policy Hearing Loss Association of America President Joe Biden Issues Directive for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids By Lise Hamlin President Joe Biden signed a sweeping...

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Re: jury duty

Lise Hamlin
 

Carol,

The July/August 2011 issue of Hearing Loss Magazine had the results of that survey. Unfortunately, at that time we did not post all the articles on line. Send me an email and I'll send what we do have from that survey LHamlin@... 


Hearing Loss Association of America - President Biden Directs HHS to Consider Issuing Proposed Rules within 120 Days for Allowing Hearing Aids to be Sold Over the Counter #HLAA News #hlaa

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President Biden Directs HHS to Consider Issuing Proposed Rules within 120 Days for Allowing Hearing Aids to be Sold Over the Counter

By Carrie Johnson

Today, U.S. President Biden issued an executive order that directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider issuing proposed rules within 120 days for allowing hearing aids...

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Re: jury duty

 

Thanks, Lise. Do you have the date issue that included the results of the survey Brenda mentions?


Hearing Loss Association of America - How I Used Zoom to Learn About Hearing Health #HLAA News #hlaa

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How I Used Zoom to Learn About Hearing Health

By Tim Browning

Carrie Johnson Director of Communications Hearing Loss Association of America HLAA Virtual Convention 2021 By Carrie Johnson I attended my first HLAA Virtual Convention June 24-26, 2021. I joined...

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U.S. Access Board Seeks Comment on Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2022-2026

Lise Hamlin
 

U.S. Access Board Seeks Comment on Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2022-2026

The¬†U.S. Access Board¬†will hold a virtual forum on its draft Strategic Plan on¬†July 13¬†at¬†2:30¬†‚Äď 4:00¬†ET¬†for the purpose of obtaining public feedback on the agency's goals and objectives for the next five years. The draft plan¬†includes¬†a new focus on equity and inclusion consistent with¬†recent¬†executive¬†orders and updated goals and objectives that strengthen the Board‚Äôs services and programs.¬†The draft¬†plan is¬†available¬†for review on the¬†Board‚Äôs website.¬†

The forum is open to the public. Individuals who wish to comment on the draft plan should send an email to events@... in advance of the meeting with their name, organization, and the portion of the draft plan on which they intend to comment.

The virtual forum will be hosted on Zoom and include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. 

Public Comment on Draft Strategic Plan 
July 13, 2021, 2:30 ‚Äst4:00¬†(ET)¬†
Registration (free): www.zoomgov.com/j/1614347490
Call-in numbers: 1 (646) 828-7666 (New York) or 1 (669) 254-5252 (San Jose)
Contact: Rose Marie Bunales at events@... 


Re: jury duty

Lise Hamlin
 

Getting accommodations for people with hearing loss for jury duty has been an issue for a very long time. See this article by Brenda Battat, former executive director of HLAA, written back in 2011: https://www.hearingloss.org/wp-content/uploads/Battat_Column_MarApr_2011_HLM.pdf?pdf=2011-hlm-mp-bbattat NY State, which does not have any automatic exemptions, has a brochure that includes a brief look at case law regarding jury duty for people with disabilites. https://ww2.nycourts.gov/sites/default/files/document/files/2018-08/jurors-w-disabilities02-03-14-1.pdf 

Inclusion of people with disabilities in jury duty is covered under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, so you can file a complaint with the US Department of Justice. How to File an ADA Complaint 

You can also do some local investigating and education the local court system - in fact, you have already started. The local court system should hear about what you have learned so far. It may be a long process of finding the right people and how to make change happen, but your actions could result in a more enlightened court view of accommodating people with hearing loss. 

Thanks, Carol for starting this thread. If others have had experiences in jury duty or finding ways to ensure the court provides accommodations, please do chime in.


jury duty

 

I had an embarrassing situation when I tried to get assistive listening devices after being called to jury duty. I was impressed that the jury questionnaire had a box to check if you needed assistive listening devices. But when I got to the jury room no one knew what they are. I kept asking if they had been found, but by the time I was called to the courtroom none had been located.

In the courtroom as the judge was about to describe the case I asked about the ALD so I could understand her explanation. She called the clerk over, and everyone had to sit and wait for 15 minutes before the clerk returned with an ALD. I was then dismissed even tho’ I hadn’t indicated that I wanted to be excused.

I asked on my chapter email if anyone had been bumped when they asked for an ALD. Seven people replied. Six had been bumped. Only one had actually served and she said it was awful because the sound kept cutting in and out.

The Hearing Life magazine had a story about a similar incident in California that led to the US Attorney enforcing the ADA. Any experience in other places? Is this an issue the HLAA could look into?

Carol Agate
Boston chapter


HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley’s Email Account Hacked

Carla Beyer-Smolin
 

Dear HLAA Community,

Earlier today (June 30), you may have received a spam email requesting a gift card from HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley. This was a spam email‚Äďplease do not respond. Barbara would never request this from our HLAA Chapters. She would never make any requests outside of HLAA. The HLAA National Office immediately connected this morning with our IT support team when we learned of this spam email. This email was sent from bkelley.hearingloss@..., which is not a legitimate email address.

It is important to know how to look for spam email, scams and phishing. We hope you find these resources helpful.

Email Safety Basics

Phishing

How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams

Spammers Get Up Close and Personal

Thank you for your support of HLAA.

Kind Regards, 
Carrie Johnson
Director of Communications
Hearing Loss Association of America
cjohnson@...
301.657.2248 ext. 109

 


HLAA Groups Upgrade

Carla Beyer-Smolin
 

 Dear HLAA Groups.io Member,

 

HLAA is in the process of upgrading our HLAA Groups.io accounts to Enterprise level. The transition should occur soon, possibly this week. We have been assured that all HLAA groups should continue to function as normal, but we wanted to alert you of the upgrade, in case there are any possible issues.

The HLAA Groups that will be included in this upgrade are:

HLAA Leaders

HLAA Newsletter Editors

HLAA Advocacy

HLAA Tech

HLAA GITHL

We hope the process will be seamless and we will notify you of future changes as the Enterprise upgrade is made.

We thank you for your patience and appreciate your participation in HLAA Groups on Groups.io.

Best regards,

Carla Beyer-Smolin

Chapter and Membership Coordinator


Accessibility for Passengers with Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities: Part 2 - Wed, 04/21/2021 #cal-notice

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Accessibility for Passengers with Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities: Part 2

When:
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
2:00pm to 3:30pm
(GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:
Webinar

Description:
Part 2

This session will continue discussion of communication accessibility in hailing and interacting with autonomous vehicles for passengers with hearing, visual, or cognitive disabilities. 

Website: https://www.access-board.gov/av/

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_FOFPmlQtRC6Jconf5-vvxg


Accessibility for Passengers with Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities: Part1 - Wed, 04/07/2021 2:00pm-3:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Accessibility for Passengers with Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities: Part1

When: Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 2:00pm to 3:30pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:Webinar

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Organizer: US Access Board

Description: Part 1 of a 2 part Series
Part 1
This session will address ride hailing and on-board communication for passengers with hearing, visual, or cognitive disabilities.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_MWvyBgaxTtCk1nALFNl58g


Event: Accessibility for Passengers with Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities: Part 2 - Wednesday, 21 April 2021 #cal-invite

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Accessibility for Passengers with Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities: Part 2

When:
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
3:30am to 2:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Webinar

Organizer: US Access Board

Description:
Part 2

This session will continue discussion of communication accessibility in hailing and interacting with autonomous vehicles for passengers with hearing, visual, or cognitive disabilities. 

Website: https://www.access-board.gov/av/

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_FOFPmlQtRC6Jconf5-vvxg


Event: Accessibility for Passengers with Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities: Part1 - Wednesday, 7 April 2021 #cal-invite

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Accessibility for Passengers with Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities: Part1

When:
Wednesday, 7 April 2021
2:00am to 3:30am
(UTC-04:00) America/New York

Where:
Webinar

Organizer: US Access Board

Description:
Part 1 of a 2 part Series
Part 1
This session will address ride hailing and on-board communication for passengers with hearing, visual, or cognitive disabilities.

Registration: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_MWvyBgaxTtCk1nALFNl58g

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