Advocacy Resources

HLAA-SLC met yesterday from 10a-noon at the Sanderson Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Our topic was Asking for Accommodations.  Kathy led the discussion talking about; the difference kinds of advocacy, finding the right person to ask to receive accommodations and filing complaints where needed to enforce the ADA.

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Here’s the list of advocacy resources she passed out to everyone.

Advocacy Resources

Federal Communications Commission – FCC

  • Website: https://www.fcc.gov
  • Regulate interstate and international communications
    • Television
    • Radio
    • Wire
    • Satellite
    • Cable
    • Telephone
    • Internet
  • Establish policy
  • Process Complaints
  • See For Consumers tab for most of our needs
  • Find details by using Search box
  • Try typing in Hearing Loss and see what comes up
  • Closed Captioning problems? See the FCC VPD registry (Video Programming Distributor) at http://esupport.fcc.gov/vpd-search/search.action#scrollThere to see how to contact the offending station or company.

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Americans with Disabilities Act – ADA

Air Carrier Access Act

Zoo, Education and Parks (Salt Lake County funding from tax dollars)

Resources for talking points – then add your own story or experience:

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) at http://hearingloss.org/

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

American Academy of Audiologists at http://audiology.org

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