The Americans with Disabilties Act (ADA) The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, including deaf and hearing impaired people. There are four sections in the law: employment, government, public accommodations, and telecommunications. Each section of the ADA lists services that should be provided for deaf individuals. The ADA adds more protection for handicapped persons to the Rehabilitation Act of 1990.
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- KnowYour Rights when Receiving Medical Services
***Effective Communication is a right for individuals with hearing loss as required by federal and state laws - Please visit this very important and informative website:
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National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
The mission of the National Association of the Deaf is to preserve, protect and promote the civil, human and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States of America.
Registry of Interpreters(RID) Mission: “Support the Continued Growth and Development of the Profession”It is the mission of RID to provide international, national, regional, state and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the profession of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.
American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA)
Their Mission: To perpetuate, preserve, and promote American Sign Language and Deaf Culture through excellence in teaching. This includes teaching ASL as a heritage or first language, as a second language, and as a part of Deaf Studies.
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