NJ Department of Human Services, Monthly Communicator: 11 Advocacy Tips for Parents

It seemed as if appropriate access at cultural institutions was unpredictable wherever our family went. Our daughter who wears binaural hearing aids never knew if the access she needed would be available. When we started going to the theatre and museums, with her, we found that hearing aid compatible (HAC) assistive listening devices (ALDs) that would enable her to hear and exhibit or program were often not available or didn’t work and videos were not captioned. It seemed to us that she should be able to participate and enjoy exhibits and performances since technology is available to provide it and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 required it. http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddhh/newsletters/communicator/archive/2008MCs/MCMar08.pdf

Formerly, published by TDI’s Blue Book, 2007

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