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Advocacy initiatives in HLAA chapters all over the country are achieving successful outcomes! A small sample of the many success stories about the implementation of open captions, loops, and other assistive technologies in public places includes
▪ Yale Repertory Theater Open Captioned Performances, in collaboration with HLAA Southwestern Connecticut Chapter;
▪ Open captioning and ALD’s at the Bryant Park Film Festival in Manhattan, Looping of Penn Station’s Amtrak ticket counters, and open Captions and ALD’s through the Theater Development Fund (click “Show Search” and go to “Hearing”), in collaboration with the HLAA Manhattan Chapter.
▪ Multiple public loops and captions in the greater Sarasota, FL area through the advocacy of HLAA Sarasota Chapter
▪ Looping of Boston City Hall City Council Chamber and balcony sections of Boston Symphony Hall through the advocacy of HLAA National Board member, Nancy Lelewer Sonnabend.