• Court Decision May Lead to Better Accommodations for People with Disabilities

    Court Decision May Lead to Better Accommodations for People with Disabilities Editor: You probably know of the great work that’s been done on movie captioning and other accommodations in the last few years by John Waldo. We’ve certainly tried to keep you informed. Here’s a letter from John regarding a court decision that he believes

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  • People with Hearing Loss Suffer Housing Discrimination

    People with Hearing Loss Suffer Housing Discrimination Editor: We know that people with hearing loss suffer discrimination in a variety of situations, but I think this is the first time I’ve seen information about discrimination in housing. Here’s the report from the Equal Rights Center. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August 2012 A report released today by the Equal

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  • Movie Theaters to Provide Neck Loops for People with Hearing Loss

    Movie Theaters to Provide Neck Loops for People with Hearing Loss By John Waldo August 2012 As many of you know, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Arizona Center for Disability Law recently entered into a settlement with Cinemark movie theaters under which Cinemark agreed to provide assistive listening neck loops that are compatible

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  • The Benefits of Deafness

    The Benefits of Deafness By Cheryl Heppner Editor: Deafness has benefits, you say? It may be a tough concept for some, but the thoughts of the folks in the ALDAcon panel may change your mind. This has been a bad year for us, conference-wise. Thanks to Cheryl for her usual great job of sharing what

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  • Disaster Preparedness Tips for Hard of Hearing People

    Disaster Preparedness Tips for Hard of Hearing People By Cheryl Heppner Editor: Are you prepared for a disaster in your area? Have you thought about the special requirements for people with hearing loss? Here’s Cheryl Heppner’s report on Mary Clark’s Disaster Preparedness Workshop from the Omaha SHHH Convention. ~~~~ Mary is a member of CERT

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  • ‘Protection & Advocacy’ Supports People with Hearing Loss

    ‘Protection & Advocacy’ Supports People with Hearing Loss October 2004 The San Diego ALDA group recently had the pleasure of a presentation by Val Vera, a Legal Advocate for Protection and Advocacy, Inc. (P&A). P&A is a national public interest, not-for-profit organization with four offices in California – Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, and San Diego.

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  • A Silent Disability: The Effect of Hiding your Hearing Loss

    A Silent Disability: The Effect of Hiding your Hearing Loss Editor: Know someone who’s hiding his hearing loss? Or withdrawing because it’s just too difficult to understand what people are saying? Or maybe you know a family member or friend who just doesn’t “get it”. Here’s a wonderful article that does a great job of

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  • Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants Not Allowed

    Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants Not Allowed! Editor: I’ve been around long enough that I don’t shock easily. But this letter regarding the banning of hearing aids and cochlear implants at the Deaf Golf Championships really threw me for a loop – until I realized that it must be a hoax! So I checked it

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  • Hearing Loss in Older Adults: a Quality of Life issue – Part 1

    Hearing Loss in Older Adults: a Quality of Life issue – Part 1 By Laine Waggoner Part One Part Two Part Three Editor: “Growing older is not for sissies!” I don’t recall where I first heard that comment, but daily experiences convince me it’s right on the mark. Hearing loss is one more condition that

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  • Hearing Loss Advocacy at the Local Level: Public Accommodations and TV Stations – Part 1

    Hearing Loss Advocacy at the Local Level: Public Accommodations and TV Stations – Part 1 Kim Davis Editor: What do you do when you’re denied a service to which you are entitled? Chances are you don’t do anything, but just accept being treated as a second class citizen. Kim Davis thinks you should do a

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  • Hearing Loss Advocacy Panel – Part 1

    Hearing Loss Advocacy Panel – Part 1 Moderated by Jane Schlau Here are some of the national hearing loss advocacy leaders with their thoughts about advocacy. You’ll hear from Karen Keefe, Alan Hurwitz, Terry Portis, and Claude Stout. This is part one of two parts. For more coverage of this great convention, please point your

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  • The Year’s Hot Topics for ALDAns – Part 1

    The Year’s Hot Topics for ALDAns – Part 1 Presented by Cheryl Heppner Cheryl is one of the leading national advocates for people with hearing loss, and is involved in just about every hearing loss advocacy organization on the planet. Here she is with her take on the current hot issues. This is part one

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