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Legal Rights, 5th Ed.: The Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
by National Association of the Deaf
Gallaudet University Press, 2000
eISBN: 978-1-56368-214-8 | Paper: 978-1-56368-091-5
Library of Congress Classification KF480.5.D4L43 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 346.73013

"An essential volume for all concerned with the legal rights and services for people with hearing loss."

-- SHHH Journal

"A good guide for compliance with ADA and provides specific suggestions and recommendations."

-- Hearing Rehabilitation Quarterly

The new, revised, fifth edition of Legal Rights offers in easy-to-understand language the latest state and federal statutes and administrative procedures that prohibit discrimination against deaf and hard of hearing people, and any others with physical challenges. It includes complete information on the Telecommunications Act of 1996, new laws for hearing-aid-compatible telephones, the new Rehabilitation Act regulations that ensure access to electronic and information technology, and how recent Supreme Court rulings will affect people who wear hearing aids.

This outstanding resource also explains new requirements for federal buildings and other new structures to provide full access. Recent additions to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are described, as are the ways public schools can meet new acoustical standards for classrooms. Legal Rights covers the entire spectrum of communication issues for deaf and hard of hearing people, from the new rules about interpreters in federal courts to the latest developments regarding relay services. It also lists those states that are leaders in ensuring access and equal rights to people with disabilities, making it the most complete source of legal information for deaf and hard of hearing people now available.

Founded in 1880, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the oldest and largest organization representing people with disabilities in the United States.

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