On July 25, 2023, Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA-16) reintroduced the Communications, Video and Technology Accessibility Act (CVTA) bill in Congress, to update digital accessibility for current technologies. HLAA advocated and fully supports this important modernization of the original 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), which was signed into law in 2010.
Your help is needed to pass this critical legislation. Urge your representatives to support CVTA today!
We are calling on our HLAA leaders, members, families, friends and the entire hearing loss community to encourage members of Congress to co-sponsor and support the passage of CVTA. This may sound familiar, since we first notified our leaders about the CVTA Act in late 2022. And now is the time to move this bill forward!
Our advocacy Action Guide includes a downloadable letter template. After sending yours, please help us get this message out by sharing widely to your email and social media networks, letting them know that CVTA will enhance communications, video and technology accessibility for all individuals with disabilities, including hearing loss.
Tell your Congressmembers that people with hearing loss should not be left behind when it comes to taking full advantage of today’s technology. We need this bill passed!
TAKE ACTION TODAY
Best regards and in gratitude,
Director of Public Policy
Hearing Loss Association of America