ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act Obligations Regarding COVID-19 Related Services

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / April 27, 2021
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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced on April 16 that it will be providing a Dear Colleague Letter reminding community partners that are involved in the COVID-19 pandemic response that the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to their services.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe and distressing impact…

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To Work Or Not With Hearing Loss

By Linda Bilodeau / September 29, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World To Work Or Not With Hearing Loss According to statistics on the Hearing Foundation’s website, 48% of people with hearing loss are employed and 47% are unemployed. Employees with untreated hearing loss can find their incomes decreased by $30,000.00. Employees who treat their hearing loss are sometimes underemployed and have…

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Disability Rights Florida – Know Your Rights

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / September 25, 2020
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Disability Rights Florida – Know Your Rights Presented by Barbara Page, Senior Advocate-Investigator Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 @ 12:30 PM ZOOM Platform    www.zoom.us Educational & Support Meetings Every 3rd Tuesday of Month 12:30 PM       Effective Communication Knowing your rights and being able to communicate correctly to and with the right people and…

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Tips for Hearing during Covid 19

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / September 16, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World Tips for Hearing during Covid 19 I had the opportunity to virtually attend Shari Eberts’s excellent presentation titled: How to Hear Better During The Pandemic. Florida Hearing Loss Association of America hosted Shari’s talk by way of a Zoom session. Captioning was available. Shari began her talk by emphasizing the…

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Online Meeting Schedule Dates

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / August 29, 2020
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All at 12:30 PM unless noted   This may not be a fully updated list of meetings. Please follow our Meetings Page for all upcoming meetings. 2020 May 6  HLAA Florida Beating Covid-19 Together with an HLAA Hospital Kit May 19  Dr. Kristin DesErmia Ask the Audiologist May 19  Download Slides Ask the Audiologist (original…

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THE ADA AND YOU

By Linda Bilodeau / August 11, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World THE ADA AND YOU If you suffer from hearing loss, you might wonder how the law protects you. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed, making it illegal to discriminate against anyone with a disability. Initially the law only protected those who were deaf, but in 2008,…

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Your Hearing Potential

By Linda Bilodeau / July 22, 2020
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How important is it to treat a hearing problem? This question often comes up with those newly diagnosed with hearing loss, particularly if the hearing loss is mild. Some refuse a hearing aid or cochlear implant, saying they are getting by without intervention. In fact, it usually takes seven years after the initial diagnosis of…

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Disability Without Abuse Project

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 21, 2020
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The Disability Without Abuse Project has a website www.disabilitywithoutabuse.com with several associated listservs.   Marc is working on this project with Dr. Nora Baladerian, a leader and trailblazer in the fight against abuse of persons with disabilities.   As you know, persons with disability (including those who are deaf and hard-of-hearing) are at increased risk of being abused…

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The ADA and The Hearing Loss Community – HLAA-FL Presentation July 8, 2020

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 16, 2020
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  To Educate About the ADA’s Mandate Concerning Effective Communication Under Title III and Title II of the ADA The Application of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act  Hospitals, Doctor Visits, and COVID 19- Rights and Challenges Service Animals and Restaurants, Hotels, Hospitals, and Other Businesses Captioning and Sign Language Interpreters and TV Reports By…

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2020 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 15, 2020
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  Download the Preparedness PDF Guide here. View the Powerpoint slide presentation files here.     This is a first-ever!   We at ASL Services Inc., HQ Kissimmee, Florida have produced a comprehensive 2020 Hurricane Guide in English, Spanish, ASL, and DeafBlind access. All four versions are attached to this email.   This is the…

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