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…
Information Gathering: Who are you?
We are looking to collect information from people with hearing loss so we can better serve their needs. Please take a moment to complete a 5-minute survey to help us learn more about you and how ALDA can improve. Questions … Read More
ALDA’s Statement on Zoom Captioning
UPDATE: As of Fall, 2021 Zoom captioning is automatically available to ALL accounts We’re grateful to our advocates such as Shari Eberts who have pushed hard for this access for all. ——————————– There has been a great deal of confusion … Read More
FCC Monthly Consumer Information Call – December 10th 2:00 p.m. EDT
We invite you to join the Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division’s monthly conference call on December 10th at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Monthly calls are scheduled every second Tuesday of the month to provide consumer information and tips highlighting different topics and scams. December … Read More
DATE CHANGE for FCC Open Meeting: November 22, 2019
The date for the November Open Meeting has been changed from Tuesday, November 19, 2019 to Friday, November 22, 2019. The FCC has announced a tentative agenda for the Open Commission Meeting scheduled for 10:30 am on Friday, November … Read More
FCC Seeks Comment on VTCSecure’s Petition for Limited Waiver of IP CTS Requirements
Comment Date: October 10, 2019 Reply Comment Date: October 21, 2019 On September 25, 2019, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) released a Public Notice inviting public comment on VTCSecure’s request for a limited waiver of certain of … Read More
Late-Deafened News and ALDA Outreach!
This outreach is for both those with or without hearing loss! Count down…Three …Two…One…Read on! The Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Inc. (ALDA), has exciting news to share as the celebration of Deaf Awareness Month draws to a close. COUNT DOWN… … Read More
RIT/NTID, World Federation of the Deaf sign formal cooperation agreement
Representatives from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf and the World Federation of the Deaf have signed a formal cooperation agreement as a way to continue and strengthen the relationship between the world’s first and largest technological college for deaf and … Read More