[Logo: Ampers radio station, with tagline that reads, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities.]
[Photo: Christine Morgan]
Christine Morgan: Hearing loss is something you live with, and it’s something you never forget, because you’re reminded two hundred times a day.
[Logo: Ampers radio station, with taglines that read, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, and Keep Moving Forward.]
Host: This is Keep Moving Forward.
[Photo: President George H.W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. Photo courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library.]
George H.W. Bush: Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.
[Logos: Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990-2015, and Disability Rights Are Civil Rights. Logos courtesy of the ADA National Network.]
Host: Exploring the legacy and promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
[Photos: Christine Morgan]
Christine Morgan: I’m Christine Morgan. I’m the President of the Hearing Loss Association of America-Twin Cities chapter, and also a certified hearing loss support specialist. I started losing my hearing approximately twelve years ago. I now have two cochlear implants.
Unfortunately, hearing loss is the invisible disability, because we’re not in a wheelchair, we don’t have a white cane, we don’t have dark glasses. People do not realize that we have hearing loss. “Oh, but you do so well.” Well, I’m doing well because I’m looking at you, but the moment you turn your back and speak in a different direction, I’m not doing so well.
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Host: Keep Moving Forward is supported by the Minnesota Council on Disability, the Minnesota Humanities Center, and the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, online at Ampers.org.