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Advocacy Corner – Winter 2022

In Advocacy, ALDA Archives Newsletter, Legal Updates, News by ALDA News

Three cases that have occurred since the last newsletter are worth mentioning. Two of them involve deaf or hard of hearing people, and the one that does not still has the potential to significantly affect us. The first case (Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller) involves a deaf woman who was referred to a rehabilitation office for physical therapy. The office refused to provide interpreters and said the woman must bring her own interpreter at her expense, a blatantly illegal claim. She sued, asking for damages to compensate her for the injury of being excluded…

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ALDA in New England

In Chapter & Group News, News by ALDA News

Our friends at ALDA – Seacoast met in Salem, MA, for some hard-of-hearing (HOH) friendship recently. They shared this photo of them wearing their STEK clear face masks! Thanks to Laura Sinclair, Joan Marcoux, Eleanor Shafer and Carol Menton for … Read More

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Travel Tech and Tips

In From the Board, News by ALDA News

Hey, check out this easy to read, user friendly guide to travel tech and tips! The article by long-time board member and ALDA Secretary Tina Gonzales Childress is geared toward travel, but these suggestions can be helpful any time you … Read More

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2021 Board Election Results

In From the Board, News by ALDA News

Congratulations to the incoming and returning members of our board!   Here are the winners of the ALDA 2021 Board Election for the term beginning on January 1, 2022: Treasurer: Joe Linder Joe has been an active participant in ALDAcon … Read More