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Online Captioning Study

If you’re hard of hearing or deaf and you use captions while meeting online, you may qualify for a University of Washington study. The UW is looking for groups of 3-5 people with at least one Deaf or hard of … Continue reading

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Member Spotlight: Abha Sharma, Research Scientist, Artist, and Writer

Abha Sharma’s hearing loss began in childhood, but she was diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss only in her early teen years. Meanwhile, she had taught herself to read lips at a very young age and managed to get by. Staunchly supported … Continue reading

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In Memory of Bill Collison

In May 2021, Bill Collison passed away, and the world lost a kind, generous man who was a friend to everyone with hearing loss. Bill served as HLAA-WA treasurer at the time of his death. To honor Bill’s vision and … Continue reading

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Captions Now Required on Televisions in Public in Washington State. Here Are the Details.

Captions are now required on all televisions in public spaces across Washington State, thanks to the passage of Washington State Senate Bill 5027. That means that in public places—think bars, restaurants, lobbies, salons, and transportation hubs–if there are televisions, captions … Continue reading

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New Hearing Loop Requirements from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Hearing loops will be required at New York and New Jersey airline gates and information counters at airports, bus, rail, and ferry facilities, thanks to updated accessibility guidelines from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Loops are … Continue reading

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