Legislative Agenda Weekly Updates
Weekly Update on the progress made with the Commission’s Legislative Agenda concerning funding for communication access training in the workplace; the establishment of a centralized accommodations fund for state agencies; requiring closed captioning to be activated on TVs in public places; providing additional funding for DHS’s Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Division for mental health services and for support service providers for DeafBlind children and adults; funding for the Minnesota State Academies (for the deaf and for the Blind) for technology; preschool at Metro Deaf School; requiring state-funded construction to include loops and good acoustics; and text-to-911 capability. Read more updates as of 4/24/2015
Read the 2015 Legislative Agenda Key Talking Points
Text to 9-1-1 Project Summary
Read this news article to find out about the exciting Emergency Communication Networks (ECN) Division of Department of Public Safety Text to 9-1-1 Project! Read "Text to 9-1-1 Project Summary"
Amazing Turnout for Meet with Your Legislator Day 2015!
We had an amazing turnout for Meet with Your Legislator Day 2015! It was very moving to see over 125 Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotan community members, parents, professionals, and supporters filling meeting with their Legislators on March 4th. A huge thank-you goes out to everyone who participated on Meet with Your Legislator Day. This day would not have been possible without YOU! Read "Amazing Turnout for Meet with Your Legislator Day 2015!"
Communication Plans and IEPs
The Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH) would like to share what we have been doing with the community on education, more specifically, communication plans and IEPs to make sure that the communication needs of children are met. Read "Communication Plans and IEPs"
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