Support the Deaf Prisoner Phone Justice Campaign
Right now, only six prisons across the nation have videophones. Even fewer have other features that would make telecommunications universally accessible for Deaf*/CODA/Speech Challenged persons.
The Federal Communications Commission has again invited HEARD’s founder to speak about issues important to these populations at its July 9th Workshop on Further Reform of Inmate Calling Services, from 9am-4:30pm (EST). The workshop is free and open to the public, & will be live streamed for those who can not attend in person. Please show support of equal access to telecommunications for all prisoners and their families by attending or sending in deaf/disability-related questions to each panel.
For more information on HEARD’s Deaf Prisoner Phone Justice Campaign, view HEARD’s timeline here. For more information on this workshop, please visit the FCC’s event page here.