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January 23, 2015 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015

Check out this page on the AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center and use it as a starting point to identify sources of financial assistance for hearing technology as well as listening and spoken language services.

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
For residents of Virginia. The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, in collaboration with community partners, provides and advocates for resources and services to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians, Virginians with disabilities, and their families.

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Join ALDA at the Movie Captioning Webcast-Friday 11/21/14-10-11AM EST

November 20, 2014 in Captioning / Relay, Community News, Technology

 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Groups and Movie Theater Owners
Joint Press Conference on Movie Captioning

National Press Club, Washington D.C.

November 21, 2014
10:00 – 11:00am ET

– WATCH Webcast –
View the live press conference Archive from Friday 11/21 from 10-11 AM EST

Read Press Conference Announcement

(Washington, D.C. – 21 November 2014) The Alexander Graham Bell Association (AG Bell), the Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA), the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) today announced an agreement to file joint recommendations with the Department of Justice regarding its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on captioning equipment in U.S. movie theaters.

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING ADVOCACY GROUPS AND THEATER OWNERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO MAKE JOINT RECOMMENDATIONS TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ON ADA RULE FOR MOVIE THEATERS 

Commitments To Voluntary Actions To Improve Access Also Outlined

(Washington, D.C. – 21 November 2014) The Alexander Graham Bell Association (AG Bell), the Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA), the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) today announced an agreement to file joint recommendations with the Department of Justice regarding its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on captioning equipment in U.S. movie theaters.

After several weeks of discussions, the five organizations agreed on a set of recommendations (attached) to the DOJ to improve access to movies for deaf and hard of hearing patrons.

Read entire Press Release – DOWNLOAD – Joint Press Release (PDF)

 

 

2014 AG Bell Convention – Make Your Hotel Reservation Today

May 1, 2014 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

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June 26- 30, 2014 , Orlando Florida

Make Your Hotel Reservation Today      

at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Join us in the Most Magical Place on Earth

Don’t delay – Rooms are going quickly at the discounted rates!

2014 Convention Registration LINK

 

 

 

 

 

AG Bell Association Information on Classroom Acoustics

March 29, 2013 in Hearing Loss & Deafness, Technology

Classroom Acoustics Information

From the Alexander Graham Bell Association www.agbell.org

As they age, buildings can only get noisier, not quieter – cracks form and widen, duct anchors come loose and vibrate, fans and belts begin to squeal. Whatever the mix of exterior and interior noise, the best retrofit solutions are the ones that counteract multiple sources at the same time.

Hiring a qualified acoustician who can help find those solutions is highly recommended, and can leverage all the other investments you make in an existing building. Learn more about reducing noise in learning spaces with the Alexander Graham Bell Association’s article, Reducing Noise in Learning Spaces at http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/Document.aspx?id=185


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AG Bell Symposium Explores a New Paradigm for Service Delivery

March 26, 2013 in Community Events, Community News, Families

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CONTACT: Susan Boswell
202-204-4687
sboswell@agbell.org

Conference Explores a New Paradigm for Delivering Services
to Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Topics include Diversity, Telepractice, and Literacy

Washington, D.C. – March 25, 2013 – The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) will hold its 2013 Listening and Spoken Language Symposium in Los Angeles, Calif., July 18-20 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.

With a theme of “Delivering Quality Services to Families” the conference is designed to provide professionals who serve families and children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the latest strategies and research in facilitating listening and spoken language development.

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