Testimony

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2017

Why the City Should Not Approve Bill 882-A - Hello, my name is Janice Schacter Lintz and I am the CEO of Hearing Access & Innovations, formerly known as the Hearing Access Program, where I have been an advocate for 12 years, spearheading most […]

2016

US Food & Drug Administration: The Need for Transparency in the Hearing Aid Market; April - Hello, my name is Janice Schacter Lintz, I am the CEO of Hearing Access & Innovations and a mom of a 21 year old daughter with hearing loss. The FDA should require generic names for […]

2015

New York City Council Committee on Mental Health and Disabilities: Hearing Access In New York City; October - Hello, my name is Janice Schacter Lintz and I am the CEO of Hearing Access & Innovations (formerly known as the Hearing Access Program), which spearheaded most of the hearing induction loop projects around NYC, […]
NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission: Access does not mean Physical Access - My testimony: Hello, my name is Janice Schacter Lintz and I am the CEO of Hearing Access & Innovations f/k/a the Hearing Access Program which spearheaded the hearing induction loop project with the Taxi & […]
NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission: Signage Should be Added Both Inside And Outside Taxis With Hearing Induction Loops; February - My testimony WITHOUT the photos: Hello, my name is Janice Schacter Lintz and I am the CEO of Hearing Access & Innovations f/k/a the Hearing Access Program which spearheaded the hearing induction loop project with […]

2013

New York State Hearing Aid Dispenser Advisory Board (HADAB): Testimony: Bringing Transparency to the Hearing Aid Market; November - Hello, my name is Janice Schacter Lintz and I am the Chair of the Hearing Access Program. I am also the mother of a19-year old daughter who is hard of hearing. We need New Yorkers […]
United Nations: Before the Committee on Assistive Technology Opens Doors at the UN: Testimony: Hearing Access and Assistive Technology; September - We need to discuss assistive technology not just at the poverty level but also for the entire economic spectrum. If we do not, assistive technology will always be about charity rather than effective access. Also, […]
US Access Board Passenger Vessel Emergency Alarm Committee; Testimony: Hearing Access on Passenger Vessels; July - The Hearing Access Program commends The Access Board for developing these Guidelines. They do not, however, go far enough for people with hearing loss. My testimony is based on my work with over 70 organizations […]

2012

New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission: Induction Loop Systems for Hard of Hearing Passengers; September - Hello, my name is Janice Schacter Lintz and I am the Chair of the Hearing Access Program. I am also the mother of an18-year old daughter who is hard of hearing. We applaud the TLC […]

2009

New York City Economic Development Corporation: Testimony: Urging ECD Not To Provide The Requested Tax-Free Financing From The City Unless Yankee Stadium Expressly Agrees To Hearing Access; January - Hello, my name is Janice Schacter and I am the mother of a 14-year old daughter who is hard of hearing. In addition, I am the Chair of the Hearing Access Program, which is a […]

2007

New York City Community Board: Supporting the New York Historical Society’s Application For Wheelchair Access; February - Good evening. I am Janice Schacter. I am head of the Hearing Access Program for the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and recently I became Executive Director of the […]

2006

New York City Council: Testimony: Urging The City Council Not To Provide The Requested Funding Unless The Whitney Expressly a Agrees To Implement Hearing Access. - Hello, my name is Janice Schacter and I am the Chair of the Hearing Access Program and the mother of a 12-year old daughter who is hard of hearing. The Whitney Museum of American Art […]
Congressional Sub-Committee on National Parks: Hearing Access In The National Park System; May - I welcome this opportunity to share important information about the accessibility needs of people with hearing loss with you. My name is Janice Schacter. I am the Chair of the Hearing Access Program and the […]