May 242011
 

The House has passed a bill to add “telecoil” technology to the types of specialized customer communications equipment that may be made available by the Department of Labor, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to low-income deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened or speech-impaired persons and persons with disabilities to provide or facilitate emergency alert notifications. HB 196 is also called the “Act To Ensure Emergency Communications for Persons with Disabilities.”

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_125th/billpdfs/HP019601.pdf

http://www.hearinglossweb.com/tech/ha/conv/tcoil/prim.htm

 

– Thanks to Clay and NVRC, Fairfax (5/20/11)