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 our 2015 end of summer updates.

Read the 2015 Legislative Agenda Key Talking Points

Recent Announcements

Discussion and Book Signing by former New York Times Editor Katherine Bouton

Posted 2015-08-06

Author Katherine Bouton is coming to Minnesota! There will be a discussion about the impact of hearing loss on her life, including the loss of her job at the New York Times- and signing books on August 24th at 7pm at Chears Audiology in St. Louis Park. Read "Discussion and Book Signing by former New York Times Editor Katherine Bouton"

Free Trainings from Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Metro

Posted 2015-08-06

Monthly trainings September 2015 - June 2016. See the calendar for details: DHHS Training Calendar 2015-2016 [435.10KB] Read "Free Trainings from Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Metro"

This August marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Posted 2015-08-05

Come and join this special event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon and community leaders on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at the Harrison Neighborhood Association from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Read "This August marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965"

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