Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hearing Loss and the National Yellow Dot Safety Program

The national Yellow Dot safety program is a tool to provide first responders with information about a disability and/or a health issue that can help them save lives. For people with hearing loss, this could alert first responders/ER personnel to the fact that someone uses cochlear implants and cannot have an MRI or that the person uses hearing aids, making emergency personnel aware about a potential need for additional communication options and accommodations. The program includes a Key Tag, an information form for your glove box and an Official Yellow Dot decal. Users can update personal information 24/7.

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