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May 2016

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Greater Los Angeles Agency
on Deafness, Inc.

April 27th, 2016 is Denim Day. It is an international event standing shoulder to shoulder sending a message that we are not for these unacceptable behavior. It all started when a rape victim was given a lecture by a judge in Italy for wearing a pair of blue jeans therefore it was her fault. The lecture sparked into an international event protesting the judge’s ignorance why it was the blue jeans wearer’s fault to be raped.

GLAD, Lifesigns, B-GLAD, Tri-County GLAD, CODIE, OC DEAF, and EDD stand together in unity against sexual violence. We do not tolerance violence against anyone.

For more information about Denim Day, please visit www.denimdayinfo.org.

A guide to voting in the state of California for the upcoming elections and to make your vote count, making your voice heard!


Tri-County GLAD, a subsidiary of the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc., is an agency that addresses the broad social service needs of deaf and hard of hearing individuals covering three counties:  Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. We provide Advocacy, Communication Access, Peer Counseling, Employment Development, Information and Referrals, Independent Living Skills and Community Education services for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Our Community Education program provides educational, informational, and training workshops to the public. Tri County GLAD also does community outreach by being a liaison between the community and organizations; providing social gatherings, hosting booths at events and fairs and expanding service to traditionally neglected areas.Tri-County GLAD is sailing with winds of change and empowerment for individuals in every aspect.

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Agrees to Comply with Federal
Law by Improving Access for People
Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing


9-1-1 (text)

You Can Now Text 911 in an Emergency

What You Need to Know About Text to 911

***Ventura, Santa Barbara
and San Luis Obispo Counties
do not have the Text 9-1-1 set up,yet.***

FCC News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unveiled a new type of support service specifically designed for consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing to communicate in their primary language, American Sign Language (ASL).   The "ASL Consumer Support Line," announced by Chairman Tom Wheeler at the recent M-Enabling Summit, allows deaf and hard of hearing consumers to engage in a direct, interactive video call with a consumer specialist at the FCC who can provide assistance in ASL for filing informal complaints or obtaining consumer information.   

The direct ASL video concept was first conceived by FCC staff members in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau's Disability Rights Office who have observed that direct access to communication, rather than through intermediaries such as interpreters or video relay service (VRS), provide greater autonomy to the consumers.   This direct video access will allow consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing to communicate in their native language, ASL, with ease and confidence that their messages are being delivered in an exact manner.  Now, direct video access to the FCC has finally become a reality for deaf and hard of hearing consumers who communicate primarily in ASL

We believe the new service will be highly preferred to VRS and to filing written complaints through the FCC's website because of the difficulty in trying to convey the complexity of complaints for disability-related issues.

Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing can use the ASL Consumer Support Line by calling 844-4-FCC-ASL (844-432-2275) or 202-810-0444 on video phone. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday.

You can watch an ASL web video about the ASL Consumer Support Line at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/disability-rights-office.

With the launch of the ASL Consumer Support Line, the FCC is paving the way for direct and easy access to connect with the FCC for consumers who communicate in ASL.  

About Video Relay Service (VRS): VRS allows persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and have speech disabilities to use ASL to communicate in near real time through a communications assistant , via video over a broadband Internet connection.  The CA, serving as a communication conduit, relays messages from ASL to spoken English and vice versa for a call between a video caller who communicates in ASL and a voice telephone user.

About the Disability Rights Office (DRO):  DRO addresses disability-related telecommunications matters, including but not limited to:  Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS); access to telecommunications and advanced communications equipment and services by persons with disabilities; access to emergency information; and closed captioning.  For more information about DRO, visit: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/disability-rights-office 

About AccessInfo:  To join the thousands of people who are on the AccessInfo subscribers list, send an email to AccessInfo@fcc.gov, and write "subscribe" in either the subject line or the main body.  It's your easy way to keep informed about what's happening at the FCC on disability issues!


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