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NCRF to sponsor CART services at ALDA annual conference

The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) announces its support to help provide communications accessibility at ALDAcon 2021. After a unanimous Board of Trustees vote in June to donate $1,000, NCRF will sponsor CART services provided at the Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) annual event.

NCRF has a history of supporting this event, which was canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19.

“We are happy to help support ALDA with its need to offer CART services at this educational conference, and we are especially proud of our NCRF Trustee Pat Graves, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, for her long-standing support to the ALDA mission and late-deafened community,” said NCRF Chair Early Langley, RMR, a court reporter in Danville, Calif.

Each year, ALDAcon brings together people from all over the world, including those who are hard of hearing, deaf, and late-deafened, to provide education on and support about living with hearing loss.  ALDAcon provides world-renowned speakers, self-empowering workshops, and exhibits that include current technology, educational opportunities, and services available to those with hearing loss. This event provides total communication access by ensuring all activities provided have live sign language interpreters, captioning via on-site CART, and assistive listening device availability.

The event takes place in the Niagara Falls Conference Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Oct. 6-10.  More information is found here: ALDAcon Home – ALDA

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