Possible Design Change for the iPhone 6 — Eliminating the Headphone Jack — has Some Apple Fans Fuming

This would make the iPhone inaccessible for use with neckloops and t-coils.

Science Writer for Hearing Loss and Related Issues Advisory Committee, Greater Richmond Hearing Loss Association and Past President of Williamsburg Hearing Loss Association wrote a blog about this at

iPhone 6 and Accessibility by Kathi Mestayer

Kathi has filed a complaint with FCC & looking into this for the Richmond HLAA. She has asked that HLAAKC share this and encourages others to file a complaint with FCC. FCC Attorney Advisor who was the HLAA convention in Austin TX recommended people should file complaints about Apple’s plans to remove the headphone jack. Multiple complaints will be better than just one complaint. Please read and share:

Possible design change for the iPhone 6 — eliminating the headphone jack — has some Apple fans fuming


Job Posting: Psychiatric Technicians — St. Louis, MO

Are you looking for full-time, entry-level employment? The St. Louis, MO Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center is looking for Psychiatric Technicians for its Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients. Applicants must know ASL.

Please see the flyer below for more information.

PT Ad  for Deaf Client Service Center

The picnic is a go!

Just a quick note to let you know that the picnic is still ON! We know the forecast calls for rain on Saturday, but it looks like the bulk of the storms will be in the morning, clearing out in plenty of time for the picnic!

So come on and join us — we can’t wait to see you!

If you need the details again, here’s a quick recap:

Time: 4:30 to 8:30pm

Place: Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Rd., Shawnee, KS — Shelter 8 (click here for a map of the park; the shelter is on the southwest side of the lake)

Construction on Renner Road may require finding an alternate route into the park, so give yourself extra time to get there! The 87th Street entrance should be open.

Vendor booths open at 4:30, the kids’ crafts and activity table is open from 4:30 to 6:30, dinner is served at 5:00 and raffle tickets will be sold until 6:45, with the drawings following at 7:00.

See you there!