ALDA-Boulder  •  ​Association of Late Deafened Adults  •  Boulder, Colorado

And Your Ideas ... ?

Do you have questions about access rights or 
​other issues concerning deafened people?

Are you aware of barriers that affect deaf or
hard of hearing people in your community?

Do you have an idea for an advocacy project?


Do you know someone who is deafened, Deaf,
or hard of hearing who might be interested in
​joining our Speaker's Bureau?


Do you have talents & energy to help out with
ALDA-Boulder programs & events?


​Let's meet to share ideas & discuss ways we can work together. Use our CONTACT page to get in touch with us.

ALDA-Boulder is hosting the creation of a local Speaker’s Bureau to educate & inform the public about issues related 
to hearing loss & deafness. Our goals are to increase the visibility of people who are deaf & have hearing loss in ​our communities and to connect deafened people as role models and educators.


In this 3-year project, we will create a Boulder County-based

Speaker’s Bureau that can send a single speaker or a panel, depending on the focus & purpose of the organization & the nature of the event. We will offer speakers on very specific topics, or for more general information. We aim to highlight
​the diversity of experiences that fall under the wider label of “deaf & hard of hearing.” 


We will coordinate activities with other Colorado deaf & hearing loss nonprofit organizations, national deaf & hard of hearing groups, and state & local government agencies to create a resource serving Boulder County and beyond.


To volunteer on this advocacy project, or to request a
​Speaker Profile form to join our listings, see our CONTACT page.

2019-2020 Advocacy & Outreach Projects

& Hard of Hearing Topics

This advocacy & education project aims to increase public awareness of three voice-to-text services that benefit people who are losing their hearing: 

  • CART live captioning (Communication
    Access Real-Time Translation) 
  • Captioned phones & IP-Relay
  • Captioning of Video Materials


We offer free workshops in Boulder
County to show how to use these
services and participate more in
​community events. We provide a
Consumer Advocacy Packet on
​access rights and today's solutions, 
​including resource lists, sample forms, 
​and tips for requesting captioning
​services. We'll discuss movie, live
theater, and video ​caption options,
caption quality, and how to show
others ​what works best for our needs. 


Objectives

  • Improving Equal Access to Communication
    & Information in Our Communities
  • Improving Public Awareness about
    ​Communication Access Rights & Solutions
  • Improving Community Inclusiveness & Engagement
  • Improving Advocacy & Leadership Skills


Our goal is a more inclusive, deaf-friendly community!


Are you interested in working on this project?
Do you have questions, comments, or ideas on access issues? See our CONTACT page to share your ideas & suggestions.

Speaker's Bureau on Deaf

Community Captioning Workshops