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House Bill 903 Aims To Provide More Funding Opportunities for Hearing Aids
Jefferson City, MO (February 23, 2017) - Earlier this month, Representative Mike Kelley (R) filed House Bill 903, which seeks to provide more funding opportunities for low-income individuals in need of hearing aids. If passed, the Bill would allow an already established fund intended for assistive technology to be used towards hearing aids for low-income Missourians.
The fund in question was originally set up as a means of providing a variety of statewide services related to accessibility in telecommunications. These programs include Relay Missouri and Missouri Assistive Technology, which assists in providing equipment needed to make telecommunications accessible. The income source is a rate recovery surcharge that is applied to every basic telephone access line in the state.
The Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing supports this bill, as it is consistent with the agency’s mission to improve the lives and opportunities of all Missourians with hearing loss.
MCDHH works with individuals, service providers, businesses, organizations, and state agencies to improve the lives and opportunities of all Missourians with hearing loss. It functions as an agency of the state to advocate for public policies, regulations, and programs to improve the quality and coordination of existing services for individuals with hearing loss, and to promote new services whenever necessary. More information about MCDHH and the services it offers are available at http://mcdhh.mo.gov.
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MCDHH is looking for a new staff interpreter! Learn about the job and click on the link to apply online.Read More »October 29, 2014
Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) is collaborating with law enforcement agency in Missouri and has received the endorsement of the Missouri Sheriff's Association to produce Visor Communication Cards to increase better understanding and improve communication between Police Officers and the Deaf and Hard of hearing people in Missouri. MCDHH is now releasing the Visor Communication Cards for the Deaf, Oral Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This card can be kept in vehicles and shown to Police officers whenever a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Missourian is stopped on the road. If you would like a Visor Card, please fill out the form here: https://mcdhh.mo.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2014/10/VisorCardForm.pdf. Also, please remember, YOU MUST fill out a Deaf Census form available at:https://mcdhh.mo.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2016/08/DeafCensusForm.pdf. You may send both forms to us by email or regular snail mail on the address provided on the forms. Please, note that these cards are only available to residents of Missouri.
If you would like to view an ASL video regarding the Visor Communication Card, please click on the video below:
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