Town hall meeting to focus on needs of deaf, deaf/blind and hard of hearing
via Democrat and Chronicle, June 29 2011
The Center for Disability Rights and Regional Center for Independent Living are hosting a town-hall style meeting to learn the concerns of people who are deaf, deaf/blind and hard of hearing.
The meeting is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Stardust Ballroom at the Edgerton Recreation Center, 41 Backus St.
The meeting is free. Sign language interpreters, a hearing assistance loop and live captioning will be provided. Additional lighting is available to assist people with low-vision. The facility is wheelchair accessible.
The event is in response to a call for input from Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities. The commission houses the Deaf Interagency Council on Services for Individuals who are Deaf, Deaf/Blind or Hard-of-Hearing, which by law has to report to the legislature and governor on the status of services. The report is due in January.