In order to make the necessary arrangements, hearing-impaired members who will need sign-interpreting service at the AHA annual meeting must notify the Headquarters Office and register for the meeting by December 5, 2003. After reviewing the program, but not later than December 8, members who have made such requests should inform Headquarters of the sessions they plan to attend. Headquarters will then, with the assistance of the Local Arrangements Committee and the Registry of Interpreters, secure the services of appropriate interpreters. The AHA will assume the cost for up to nine hours of interpreting service or a maximum of $400 per member, whichever is less.
In addition, if a member so requests, an interpreter will be provided for the General Meeting (Friday, January 9, 8:30 p.m.) and the Annual Business Meeting (Saturday, January 10, 4:45 p.m.). Please contact Sharon K. Tune, Convention Director, AHA, 400 A Street SE, Washington, DC 20003, by December 5.