[nfbmi-talk] sigh, just smoke and mirrors

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Thu Sep 25 21:08:08 UTC 2014

Gov Snyder renames division for Deaf Awareness Week Gov. Rick Snyder has signed an executive order renaming a Michigan government division to encompass

all members of the deaf community. Snyder approved the order Wednesday during Deaf Awareness Week. It updates the names of a state Department of Civil

Rights division and an advisory council to include the word "deafblind. The department's Division on Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing works to ensure

members of the deaf community have access to secure and effective communication methods. It also facilitates the use of interpreters and assistive listening

devices for conversations with the state. The advisory council includes 13 members appointed by the governor who give recommendations and guidance to the

department. Seven of its members are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. 


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