Below are transcripts of past HLAA-KC meetings, and speakers’ PowerPoint presentations when we have access to them. The information is saved in PDF format, so you will need Acrobat Reader to view them.


Date:  March 5, 2014

Topic: Kelly in Kenya

HLAAKC March 2014 CART Transcript (PDF of CART transcript)


Date:  April 29, 2013

Topic: Captioning Panel

HLAAKC April 2013 CART Transcript (PDF of CART transcript)


Date:  November 3, 2012

Topic: Cochlear Implant Panel

HLAAKC November 2012 CART Transcript (PDF of CART transcript)

Date: July 23, 2012

Topic: Providence, Rhode Island National HLAA Convention

Presenters: Lucy Crabtree, Rebecca Rosenthal, and J.J. Jones

July 2012 CART Transcript (PDF of CART transcript)

Date: May 5, 2012

Topic: Gael Hannan is a writer, actor and public speaker who grew up with a progressive hearing loss that is now severe-to-profound.  Gael presented “The Masks of Hearing Loss: Bluffing 101.” Every person with hearing loss “bluffs,” pretending to understand what’s going on, even when they don’t. Some of us do it on occasion, while some of us move from one bluff moment to another! This amusing workshop looked at why and when we bluff, why we should or shouldn’t, and how we can ban the bluff in our lives.

Presenter: Gael Hannan

HLAA May 2012 Gael Hannan (Gael Hannan PowerPoint presentation)

May 2012 CART Transcript (PDF of CART transcript)

No-Bluff Pledge Card (Take the No-Bluff Pledge!)

Date: March 15, 2012

Topic: Jeanette Christian from 20/20 Captioning & Reporting provided an overview of how CART works, how you can benefit from it, and tons of other interesting information about captioning.  The PowerPoint is not available, but a transcript of the presentation is shown below.

Presenter: Jeanette Christian, 20/20 Captioning & Reporting

March 2012 CART transcript (PDF of CART transcript)

Date: January 21, 2012

Topic: Kansas School for the Deaf and St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf discussed their school’s missions, type of education and programs offered, and teaching philosophies. Teltex, which provides equipment for the deaf and hard of hearing, provided an overview of what they do and what types of equipment they provide.

Presenters: St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, Kansas School for the Deaf, and Teltex

HLAA Jan 2012 St. Joseph (St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf PowerPoint presentation)

HLAA Jan 2012 Teltex (Teltex PowerPoint presentation)

Jan 2012 CART transcript (PDF of CART transcript)


Date: September 17, 2011

Topic: Hearing Loss in the Medical Profession

Presenters: Courtney Jeffery and Christine Reed-Schall

HLAA Sept 2011Courtney Jeffery (Courtney Jeffery PowerPoint presentation)

HLAA Sept 2011 Christine Reed-Schall (Christine Reed-Schall PowerPoint presentation)

Sept 2011 CART transcript (PDF of CART transcript)

Date: July 16, 2011

Topic: D.C. HLAA Convention

Presenters: Dennis Selznick, Sarah Mosher, and Lucy Crabtree

July 2011 CART transcript (PDF of CART transcript)

Date: March 19, 2011

Topic: Hamilton Relay and the CapTel phone

Presenter: Cady Lear

March 2011 CART transcript (PDF of CART transcript)

HLAA KC is unable to share the Hamilton Relay CapTel phone presentation online. To obtain information on CapTel phones please contact Cady Lear. She will be more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have.

Cady Lear
Kansas Outreach Coordinator
Office:785-228-5666 V
Cell: 785-224-9903
Fax: 785-234-2304
VP: 785-246-5105

Date: January 15, 2011

Topic: Looping 101

Presenters: Tim Steele and Rebecca Rosenthal

HLAA Loop Presentation 1-15-11[1] (Tim Steele PowerPoint presentation)

HLAA Loop Presentation 1-15-11[2] (Rebecca Rosenthal PowerPoint presentation)

Jan 2011 CART transcript (PDF of CART transcript)


Date: September 18, 2010

Topic: Vocational Rehabilitation and Resources

Presenters: James Ankrom and Cathee Wolford

09-18-2010 HLAA Voc Rehab (PDF of transcript)

09-18-2010 VR_in_Missouri–ma (PowerPoint Presentation)

Date: July 24, 2010

Topic: HLAA Convention Overview

Presenter: Dennis Selznick

07-24-2010 HLAA Convention Overview (PDF of transcript)

Date: February 13, 2010

Topic: Hearing Loss and Music

Presenter: Dennis Selznick

02-13-2010 HLAA Hearing Loss and Music (PDF of transcript)


Date: October 24, 2009

Topic: Audiology 101

Presenter: Dr. Sam Bittel — Associated Audiologists

10-24-2009 HLAA Audiology 101 (PDF of transcript)

10-24-2009 HLAA Audiology 101 Presentation (PDF of presentation)

Date: August 22, 2009

Topic: Hearing Loss and Relationships

Presenter: Shanna Groves & Melissa Frye

08-22-2009 HLAA Hearing Loss & Relationships (PDF of transcript)

08-22-2009 Hearing Loss and Relationships presentation (PDF of presentation)

Date: February 28, 2009

Topic: Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Presenter: Rebecca Rosenthal

02-28-2009 HLAA KS Commission for Deaf and HH (PDF of transcript)

02-28-2009 presentation_about_KCDHH_HLAA_chapter_meeting (PDF of presentation)