September 27, 2016

ADA Information

Americans with Disabilities Act

“The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. It also mandates the establishment of TDD/telephone relay services.”-ADA

One of the most important parts about being Deaf/Harding of Hearing, Blind or Deaf/Blind is advocating for yourself and learning about your rights as an individual. Those rights are protected under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). Listed below are resources for yourself or for others who might need help understanding the law and how it can affect them. Within these resources provided, you will be able to have a print out of the law you can bring with you to appointments, meetings, or any situation in which advocating for yourself self or others is needed. ┬áDeaf Focus hopes that this information assists in providing equal access for yourself and loved ones in every situation of your life.

Listed below is a pamphlet developed by the team members of Deaf Focus. Please click the link below and print the form out!

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Here is the link for the ADA homepage.

https://www.ada.gov/