The Federal Communications Commission recently approved new rules that will require closed captioning of video clips that are posted online. The new rules further the purpose of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) by helping to ensure equal access to all forms of programming by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing when they watch video content online.
On Tuesday, August 5, you’ll meet CiCi, Isabella and several other deaf kids — and find out how they live with their deafness — on the next edition of “Nick News with Linda Ellerbee.”
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), via a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, is recruiting 30 pediatricians for a pilot project focused on family-centered care.
As many of you know, The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) is in the process of planning the Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Public Health and Policy Conference (cmv.usu.edu). In an effort to raise awareness of cCMV and highlight the upcoming conference, NCHAM will be hosting the webinar cCMV 101: Congenital Cytomegalovirus from Prevention to Treatment, presented by Dr. Michael Cannon from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the CDC.
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs. The AMCHP Family Scholars Program (FSP) represents an opportunity to identify, encourage, and train family leaders. This 10-month program strives to provide Family Scholars with the knowledge and resources to enhance their development as family leaders, and to promote policies, programs and systems at the national, state and/or local-levels.
An article published in the International Journal of Audiology on 7 July 2014 reports on an innovative smartphone app that will make it easier and cheaper to screen people, including young children and the elderly, for hearing loss. The project was led by Prof De Wet Swanepoel from the University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa, in partnership with colleagues at UP and in Australia.
The U.S. Department of Education recently published IDEA and FERPA Confidentiality Provisions [PDF] (June 2014), a side-by-side comparison of the primary legal provisions and definitions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Parts B and C and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) that relate to the confidentiality of personally identifiable information of children served under the IDEA.
Do you want to know more about the role of tele-audiology in improving access to diagnostic evaluations? You can see the latest information gathered from NCHAM by clicking the link below.
Parents can be a big asset to professionals in promoting language development.
To help you inform colleagues about your hearing screening efforts, the goals of the ECHO Initiative, and the tools that are available to all who are learning to conduct hearing screening with young children, we have posted a series of colorful “handouts” on the KidsHearing.org “Spread the Word” web page.