Re: HAT in trial martial arts class?
Carolyn M. - Texas
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That is definitely doable. The equipment that they have for people with hearing loss seems to either be "old" technology (ie ubi-duo) or it is technology designed for situations that do not require the person to move around (ie.Pocket talker and Conversor Pro). The thing is that we (hard of hearing) people need to contact them (as Mary suggested) and point out what devices people with hearing loss can actually use in their daily life. Find out how they are funded and do not take No for an answer.
Possible approach to getting new equipment for your local ACT demonstration Center.
You may want to get a guest speaker come to speak to your group on grassroots organizing/lobbying.
Make initial contact with the demonstration center in your area
Find out if they have funding and how they are funded and how they decide what equipment to purchase
Ask them to send you a list of all the equipment that would help people with hearing loss
Decide on two or three pieces of equipment you would suggest for purchase.
Plan on follow up visits to see if they really followed through. If they don't, then find out who the next higher person is to contact OR contact your local legislative rep. (if necessary).
I hope you are successful in getting what you need for your class.
"You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results."
On Tue, Mar 8, 2022 at 1:05 PM Louise Smith <lsmith77025@...> wrote: