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.”


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