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NCRA to be represented on the DHHA

NCRA to be represented on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance

April 11, 2013


VIENNA, Va., April 11, 2013—The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners, has announced that, Adam Finkel, senior government relations specialist for the NCRA, has been named co-chair of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA), providing the association with a valuable opportunity to assist the alliance with moving its mission forward with issues important to  both captioning consumers and providers alike. 

“There are 38 million people in the deaf and hard of hearing community and currently there is no standard closed captioning,” says Finkel. “I hope to usher through a certain standard of quality during my time on the DHHA.”

The DHHA focuses on federal public policy that can improve the quality of life for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and all people with hearing loss. Its members include NCRA, the International Hearing Society (IHS), the National Association of the Deaf, the Hearing Loss Association of America, the American Academy of Audiology, and a variety of industries and professions that have an interest in issues related to the deaf and hard of hearing public. The alliance’s major objective is to provide a forum whereby relevant information can be shared, strategic plans developed, and actions be implemented for collaborative and mutually supportive efforts. Issues the alliance has been involved with in the past include the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act, and the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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About NCRA
The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its more than 19,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a four-year degree and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow more than 5 percent in the coming years. For more information, visit


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