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The Tennessee Disability Coalition is conducting focus group discussions to gather perspectives on how people want to engage with their elected officials at the federal, state and local levels.

These groups will consist of 6-8-people and last from 60-90 minutes in various parts of the state.  All discussions will be anonymous with no attribution of comments to specific individuals. The dates, times and locations are listed on the flyer.

There will be light snacks available and a $50 gift card will be awarded through random selection to a focus group participant. Unfortunately, childcare will not be provided or no mileage reimbursement will occur.

The main point of contact is Karon and she can be reached at karon_u@tndisability.orgRSVPs will gladly be taken up to 2 days before each event. Please send accommodation requests and questions regarding this event to Karon as well. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

PLEASE CONTACT:

TO RSVP FOR AN EVENT NEAR YOU, REQUEST ACCOMMODATIONS OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS .

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The Tennessee Disability Coalition is conducting focus group discussions to gather perspectives on how people want to engage with their elected officials at the federal, state and local levels.

These groups will consist of 6-8-people and last from 60-90 minutes in various parts of the state.  All discussions will be anonymous with no attribution of comments to specific individuals. The dates, times and locations are listed on the flyer.

There will be light snacks available and a $50 gift card will be awarded through random selection to a focus group participant. Unfortunately, childcare will not be provided or no mileage reimbursement will occur.

The main point of contact is Karon and she can be reached at karon_u@tndisability.orgRSVPs will gladly be taken up to 2 days before each event. Please send accommodation requests and questions regarding this event to Karon as well. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

PLEASE CONTACT:

TO RSVP FOR AN EVENT NEAR YOU, REQUEST ACCOMMODATIONS OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS .

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The Tennessee Disability Coalition is conducting focus group discussions to gather perspectives on how people want to engage with their elected officials at the federal, state and local levels.

These groups will consist of 6-8-people and last from 60-90 minutes in various parts of the state.  All discussions will be anonymous with no attribution of comments to specific individuals. The dates, times and locations are listed on the flyer.

There will be light snacks available and a $50 gift card will be awarded through random selection to a focus group participant. Unfortunately, childcare will not be provided or no mileage reimbursement will occur.

The main point of contact is Karon and she can be reached at karon_u@tndisability.orgRSVPs will gladly be taken up to 2 days before each event. Please send accommodation requests and questions regarding this event to Karon as well. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

PLEASE CONTACT:

TO RSVP FOR AN EVENT NEAR YOU, REQUEST ACCOMMODATIONS OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS .

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We will discuss the idea of interpreter licensure, how our communities feel about licensure, what has been successful and not in other states, and some specifics proposed in drafts of legislation. All D/deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and interpreters are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Our meeting room at the Memphis Mayor's Office for Youth Services will hold approximately 50 people.

Please RSVP at this link. https://hipaa.jotform.com/200624927197056 #BridgesWEST #Access #Inclusion #Advocacy

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Disability Day on the Hill is your opportunity to meet with state legislators at the Capitol and talk about issues important to you and your family. Do You Know Your Policymakers? Do They Know You?  We encourage you to call and set up  in-person meetings with your legislators!  Find them at: www.capitol.tn.gov.

Dozens of disability organizations from across the state will be participating and with your help we can ensure that every legislator gets to hear from a constituent with a disability, a family member, or friend.

No RSVP necessary!
 

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Join us for Disability Day on the Hill 2015 on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 from 9:00am-2:00pm at Legislative Plaza 301 6th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37243.

We encourage you to call and set up in-person meetings with your state legislators! Find them at: www.capitol.tn.gov

No RSVP necessary to participate. We will reserve organization exhibit space starting in November 2014.

Questions? Email: ddh@tndisability.org or call: 615-383-9442.

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Join the Disability Community at Legislative Plaza

for Disability Day on the Hill 2017

Wednesday, February 8th

9am-2pm CST

301 6th Ave North,
Nashville, TN 37243
We encourage you to call and  set up in-person meetings with your state legislators! Find them at: www.capitol.tn.gov

No RSVP necessary to participate

Want to be an exhibitor?
Register at this link: https://www.tfaforms.com/457055
if your organization would like to exhibit information at this free event
Limited space is available!

DDH Questions?
Email: ddh@tndisability.org or call: 615-383-9442

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold an Open Meeting on Promoting Quality Closed Captioning to Make Television Programming Accessible to All:  The Commission will consider a Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that addresses the quality and technical compliance of closed captioning on television programming to ensure that video programming is fully accessible to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

It will also be webcast with captions at: http://www.fcc.gov/live.

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“ADA: What You Need to Know”

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? How does ADA benefit me and/or my child? What other laws support people with hearing loss?

Presenters:
Trish Farmer and Thom Roberts from TN Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing