Strategic Alliances

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Alliance

The purpose of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Alliance (DHHA) is to focus 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. The DHHA’s major objective is to provide a forum whereby relevant information can be shared, plans made and actions taken for collaborative and mutually supportive efforts. NCRA is one of the member organizations that make up the DHHA.

Current issue with DHHA- the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will protect the rights of persons with disabilities in countries that have signed and ratified it.

Coalition of Organizations for accessible technology

The Coalition of Organizations for accessible technology (COAT) advocates for accessibility and usability of technology for people with disabilities. Enacting the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (21st CVAA) was a huge step forward and we are working to implement this new law. COAT’s overall aim is to ensure accessibility, usability, and affordability of all broadband, wireless, and Internet technologies for people with disabilities. NCRA is one of the member organizations that make up COAT.

Hearing Health Caucus

The Congressional Hearing Health Caucus held an educational event on Capitol Hill with co-chairs Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) in attendance. The Hearing Health Caucus sponsored a hearing screening, which allowed members of Congress, Congressional staffers, members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, and other interested individuals to receive a free hearing test.

Hearing Health Caucus News Stories

NCRA joins in tour of NIH Research Center