SUPPORTING AND ENHANCING INDEPENDENCE

Medical Device Nonvisual Accessibility Act

On July 29th, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09) introduced the Medical Device Nonvisual Accessibility Act (H.R. 4853) in the House of Representatives. This act aims to make home use medical equipment and devices accessible to blind and visually impaired...

Temporary Emergency Broadband Benefits

On May 12, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be offering temporary Emergency Broadband Benefits (EBB) to eligible households. According to the FCC, eligible households can apply in three ways: Contact your preferred participating broadband...

ASA Applauds Federal Injunction on Public Charge Rule

ASA Applauds Federal Injunction on Public Charge Rule Dear colleague, The American Society on Aging applauds the decision last Friday in three Federal district courts to temporarily prevent changes to the manner in which the Department of Homeland Security interprets...

NCOA testifies before Senate committee about falls prevention

Washington, DC (October 16, 2019) – At a hearing today of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) offered several evidence-based solutions to stem the tide of older adult falls, which today account for four older adult deaths...
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