Did you know that 800 million people are affected by some kind of hearing loss? One-third of those affected are of retirement age - 65 years or older and the other two thirds are pre-retirement age, this statistic includes infants and children!
Hearing loss does not discriminate and has the potential to affect everyone. To raise awareness, as well as to illustrate the diversity of hearing loss, we have asked individuals of all ages and levels of hearing loss to speak about their personal experiences. Professionals will also be presenting about the rights of individuals with disabilities covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Join us and learn how you can make Dutchess County more accessible for people with hearing loss.
Date: Wednesday, September 24th
Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm
Location: The Henry A. Wallace Center
at the FDR Presidential Library & Home
Route 9, Hyde Park, NY
No registration fee - Lunch provided
- Cheylisia Edwards, US Dept. of Health & Human Services - Office of Civil Rights
- Bruce Gitlin, Attorney, NY Center for Law & Justice
- Kathleen S. Friedman, LCSW, CSC, Director Deaf/HH Program & Limited English Proficiency Services at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Westchester Division
- Parents of Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing Children
- Individuals in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Community
RSVP by: Monday September 15, 2014
Jeanine Byrnes, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services Community Liaison
Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service, Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.
845-452-3913 x103 Voice
845-345-8416 Video Phone for ASL Users
Panel is funded by: Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.
In collaboration with:
Dutchess County Deaf Awareness Group
Hudson Valley Catholic Deaf Center
Sign Language Interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices and CART will be provided