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Deaf Awareness Day

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Today's program focuses on the needs of the ten million Americans who are hard of hearing, and a million Americans who are deaf. 

Today's guest is Dr. Patricia Hugues, the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. GLAD's mission is to ensure equal access of the deaf and hard of hearing community to the same opportunities afforded their hearing counterparts. The organization's general purposes and powers are directed around the promotion of the social, recreational, cultural, educational, and vocational well-being of its deaf and hard of hearing constituents.

To foster more understanding that spans social, cultural and economic factors in the greater Southern California region, GLAD is sponsoring the local observance of International Deaf Awareness Day on April 12 at its campus in Eagle Rock.

Information about the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. is available at its website, www.gladinc.org

The telephone and TTY number is (323) 478-8000.

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