Accessibility Issues & Solutions for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
When Traveling by Commercial Airlines
Come learn what accessibilities are available to you when traveling by commercial airline as a person who is deaf or hard-of-hearing from our speaker, Mr. Lawrence Rolon – ADA Coordinator for the Office of Disability Services – Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). He will provide an overview of air travel as it impacts persons who may be reluctant to fly, as well as information on services available at the airport, and traveler’s rights under the Air Carrier Access Act. Mr. Rolon works with airline partners on disability related issues that impact the entire airport community and works with airlines to address and resolve traveler complaints received by the disability office. He works with disability communities to identify ways of improving access, public education about available services, disabled air traveler rights, addressing public concerns about accessibility and air travel. Most recently Mr. Rolon worked with the autism community and airline partners on ways to make air travel less stressful for families with autism. He developed the Autism Self-Identification Program along with families with autism, airlines, and airport police; to defuse potential incidents when a person with autism is experiencing a breakdown.
9:30a.m. To 11:30a.m.
Mariposa Women & Family Center
812 W. Town & Country Rd, Bldg C
Orange, CA 92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room
Larry Rolon, Speaker
Coffee and water, along with light refreshments, will be served.
There will be a SPECIAL RAFFLE for a $50 gift certificate towards a hearing accessible item from WCI. In addition, we will have our 50/50 raffle – winner gets 50% of the money collected on tickets sold for the raffle – this could be your lucky day!!!
There will be an after-meeting, get-together for lunch close by – to be determined at the meeting. Come join friends who understand the challenges of living with hearing loss.
The Hearing Loss Association of America – City of Orange Chapter (HLAA-COO) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides information, education, support and advocacy for people with hearing loss, their families and friends. Your donations to our chapter are tax deductible.
2 Upcoming Events!
December 2 Chapter Meeting – Discover which are the best phones to use if you have hearing loss
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December 2 Christmas Party – must mail $12.00 postdated by 11/28/2017 to reserve your spot.
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