Advocacy and Support News
September 14, 2020
Advocacy in Colorado Springs

  • Hearing Accessibility at Colorado Springs ENT Credit Union

I have been working with ENT Credit Union to advocate for the installation of Accessible Communication for people with hearing loss - ESPECIALLY in light of MASKS. I learned today that they are working on this now! They also told me that they have clear masks available for their staff if you need them to use one to conduct your business, and to just let them know.

I have told them that many HLAA-CS members bank at ENT. If you do, and have hearing loss, please let me know the branch you use and I will communicate that to the Manager I spoke with at the University Village ENT (she will get back to me with more information). - Vickie

  • Survey About Barriers for People with Disabilities

The Colorado Springs Independence Center is exploring new and innovative ways to empower individuals with disabilities to create the lives they want. Please take 2 minutes to complete their survey to better understand the barriers that get in their way. The answers to this survey will drive the direction of The IC in the coming years and help us focus our efforts so that we can make the greatest impact on those we serve.
The survey is anonymous and will run through September 28, 2020. Results will be published on their website by the end of October.
If you would like to help us by taking the survey, please click the button below. And feel free to share the survey with others in your circle. Click here
Support for People with Hearing Loss

  • HLAA Colorado Chapters Host Captioned Virtual Meetings

The HLAA Denver Chapter is hosting a Zoom meeting. It is open to anyone. This will be a social and networking meeting. It is really fun to meet and chat with each other - a chance to connect with others, share your ideas and experiences, and discuss the challenges of living with a hearing loss during the pandemic. Meetings are captioned. No need to RSVP. Just pop in! AND, NO MASKS!!!
WHEN: Saturday, Sep 19, 2020
TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Just before 1:00 p.m.on Saturday, join the Zoom Meeting by clicking on

 Meeting ID: 849 7739 1440
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HLAA Membership

Through the generosity of the man who donated these unique hand-made Squirrel Picnic Tables, the Chapter will give one table to each individual, couple/family, professional, non-profit, or corporate who joins HLAA as a NEW or RENEWING member.

And HLAA-CS Chapter will receive a portion of the membership as a rebate. To join, click here.

If you joined/rejoin after July 1, to receive your table, send your member verification to

Congratulations (and thanks!) to the following who have joined/rejoined this year, so far: Pauline, Duane, Dixie, Michelle, Geri, Dianne, and Vickie.

Please contact the Chapter to arrange for delivery of your table.
QUESTIONS?? Contact Vickie at


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