I am responding to your article on ACCESS News, the program by and for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community [“ACCESS News Trying to Fill Funding Void
,” News, May 17]. The ACCESS program serves a vital function for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in providing the service of delivering timely news to those who might otherwise not be able to stay informed due to deafness and hard-of-hearing impediments. My sincere hope is that you will continue to present the need for funding efforts by the greater Austin community in order to ensure this program continues. There must be resources that can come to bear in this effort to promote equal access to news for deaf and hard-of-hearing citizens in the Austin community.