“Can We Build an Internet That Includes the Hearing Impaired?”

This was also posted on our Facebook page. Good article that I think many of us can relate to!

http://time.com/3742994/deaf-hearing-impaired-web-internet-access/

Also to note. Things are looking up. The FCC Has a brand new committee, called The Disability Advisory Committee, with two of our people on it. Richard Ray from Los Angeles and Lise Hamlin from National HLAA. Richard Ray will be speaking soon to our chapter so a wish list for him would be nice!

February 2015 Newsletter

Hi everyone. Click here to see the February newsletter.

Hope to see many of you at the February 28th chapter meeting. We will have a rap session on the stigma of hearing loss. We hope it will be a lively discussion!

As always, we’ll have coffee and refreshments, and the meeting will be captioned and looped.

Have a great week and see you Saturday!

Ken Cluskey Chosen for Hard of Hearing Consumer Representative of TADDAC

From Katherine Burns

We have one more announcement of another member’s wonderful achievement. Ken Cluskey was chosen for the position of Hard of Hearing Consumer Representative for TADDAC (Telecommunications Access for the Deaf and Disabled Administrative Committee). This is the committee that advises the California Public Utilities Commission on programs and services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and other disabled. Several people applied, including me, so it says a lot about Ken that he was chosen.

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Georgia Fleischer Wins Marcia Dugan Advocacy Award

ADD PHOTO OF GEORGIA?
Great news from a member of our chapter! Georgia Fleischer is being awarded the Marcia Dugan Advocacy Award by HLAA National (http://www.hearingloss.org/sites/default/files/docs/Award_MDAdvocacy.pdf). The award will be presented at the HLAA Convention in June.
Lisa Yuan shared below what she wrote on the nomination form. There was a word limit – otherwise Lisa would have gone on even further about Georgia’s accomplishments!

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January 2015 Newsletter

Hope you all had a happy New Year! Here is January’s newsletter, also posted here:
HLAA-LA_Jan2015.

This Saturday’s meeting will feature speakers from Otojoy and Loop L.A. (http://www.looplosangeles.org/). They will be discussing Loop L.A.’s mission to obtain equal access for individuals with hearing loss by promoting the usage of hearing loop technology. We will also spend some time doing around-the-room introductions and sharing personal goals for 2015.

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