Resources and Templates

Resources

Disability Language Style Guide, National Center on Disability and Journalism (webpage). As language, perceptions and social norms change rapidly, it is becoming increasingly difficult for journalists and other communicators to figure out how to refer to people with disabilities. Even the term “disability” is not universally accepted. This style guide, which covers dozens of words and terms commonly used when referring to disability, can help.

How to Successfully Advocate for Hearing Loops (50 pages, HLAA) This comprehensive guide provides an easy-to-follow roadmap for creating looped communities. Sections include Being Strategic, A-Z Advocacy, an Advocacy Cheat Sheet and FAQ, inspiring success stories, and much more.

Like a resource library, this document provides access to GITHL tools, resources, and knowledge that advocates can use to educate decision-makers about hearing loss, communication access, and the benefits of hearing loops. Links to view and download each tool are included.

Part 1 (53-pages, HLAA)

Part 2 (41-pages, HLAA)

What It Takes To Loop Your Community

Ginevra Ralph reveals the methodology the Shedd Institute in Eugene, Oregon, uses in advocating for hearing loops in their community. She reviews a list of replicable tasks their looping committee feels are required for sustainable hearing loop advocacy. 2024 HLAA Diablo Valley Chapter (YouTube video, 1+ hour)

Templates

More coming soon!  If you need something in the meantime, please email us. No sense reinventing the wheel.

Example of a Policy and Procedure for Providing Auxiliary Aids for Persons with Disabilities. US Department of Health and Human Services (webpage)

“(iii) For the following auxiliary aids and services, staff will contact (responsible staff person or position and telephone number), who is responsible to provide the aids and services in a timely manner:

Note-takers; computer-aided transcription services; telephone handset amplifiers; written copies of oral announcements; assistive listening devices; assistive listening systems; telephones compatible with hearing aids; closed caption decoders; open and closed captioning; telecommunications devices for deaf persons (TDDs); videotext displays; or other effective methods that help make aurally delivered materials available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.”