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MI Department of Education – Proposed Rule Changes

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MI AG Bell DOE Public Comments from March 7, 2011 Click here to read the full text from the proceedings.

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Testimony submitted following Public Comment to the Administration on Developmental Disabilities “Envisioning the Future Summit”

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Hello, I’m Shon Halacka, President of the Michigan Chapter of the AG Bell Assoc for the Deaf. I also serve as a Governor Appointed Disability Advocate for the Michigan Rehabilitation Council. I am a parent who raised three children all of whom have hearing loss ranging from severe to profound, and are now successful, self-sufficient, contributing members of society. Hearing loss affects 12,000 children born each year in the US. Over 90% of these children are born to parents who have normal hearing and have no knowledge about hearing...

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Administration on Developmental Disabilities Envisioning the Future Summit

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Michigan AG Bell represented children with hearing loss before this government agency.

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Congress Passes 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act of 2010

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The AG Bell Association worked very closely with the Hearing Loss Association of America and the Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT) to help get this important legislation passed. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the “21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act of 2010” by a voice vote September 28 at 9:28 pm. Among other provisions, the legislation requires telecom equipment used to make calls over the Internet to be compatible with hearing aids, provides for captioning on new TV...

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Hearing Aid Tax Credit Event

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Senator Stabenow with Organizers (from left Audrey Pleasant HLA-A, Shon Halacka MIAGBell, Andy Bopp HIA, Senator Stabenow, Ann Liming HLA-A, and Nan Asher MADHH)

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