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.


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

Advocacy Resources

Federal Communications Commission – FCC

  • Website:
  • 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 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

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

American Academy of Audiologists at

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