Effective Communication

Advocates sue Texas ride-share companies

Friday, September 30, 2016Aundrea Moore is a blind woman in Austin, recently retired from a career at the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Now that Uber and Lyft have left Austin in response to new regulations, she is limited in her options for taxi…

Hulu reaches closed captioning settlement

Friday, September 23, 2016One of the nation’s largest subscription video on-demand services will soon make all of its full-length English and Spanish content fully accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Hulu announced the agreement September 6 with the National

University of Maryland expands captioning services at sports stadiums, website

Wednesday, August 17, 2016Building on negotiations stemming from a lawsuit filed by the National Association of the Deaf in 2013, the University of Maryland has announced new measures to make its sports events more accommodating to people whom are deaf and hard of…

26 years later – The ADA is not a suggestion

Tuesday, July 26, 2016July twenty-sixth will mark the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, our “Emancipation Proclamation.” This sweeping law was the result of decades of work by activists committed to the idea that everyone has a place in society. It…

Advocates demand improved accommodations for inmates with disabilities

Tuesday, July 19, 2016The Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Prison Project released an extensive new interactive report June 22, calling on state prisons to undertake a series of reforms to bring the treatment of incarcerated people with disabilities in line with…

HHS finalizes new health care disability discrimination rules

Monday, May 30, 2016
DHHS issues anti-discrimination rules
The Department of Health and Human Services has released final rules implementing the Affordable Care Act’s anti-discrimination protections, clarifying and expanding on the obligations of health care providers to accommodate patients with disabilities. Passed in 2010,…

DOJ settles with SC police department in accessibility suit

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Handcuffing in front will allow a detainee to sign or write
The police department of South Carolina’s largest city announced a comprehensive settlement with the Department of Justice on May 3, to ensure effective communication with people who are deaf…

Students create gloves that translate sign language into spoken words

Tuesday, May 10, 2016Two students at the University of Washington are unveiling a device they hope will make communication more accessible for members of the Deaf community. According to the Gallaudet Research Institute there are almost forty million Deaf and hard of hearing…

Lawsuit challenges police treatment of deaf individual

Friday, May 6, 2016The ACLU of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Disability Law Center sued the city of Woonsocket, Rhode Island on April 27 regarding its police department’s treatment of a deaf individual. “Municipal compliance with federal and state laws prohibiting disability…

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