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“Effective Communication” Technical Assistance Docs Now Available

The Justice Department published a technical assistance documents to assist the public in understanding how the ADA applies to their unique circumstances.  “Effective Communication” provides guidance on the 2010 regulations...The Justice Department published a technical assistance documents to assist the public in understanding how the ADA applies to their unique circumstances.  “Effective Communication” provides guidance on the 2010 regulations provisions relating to communicating effectively with people who have vision, hearing, or speech disabilities.  Both are part of the Department’s “ADA Requirements” publication series. To … Read More >

DOJ’s 2010 ADA Standards Go into Effect

The Department of Justice (DOJ) published revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 “ADA” in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010. These regulations...The Department of Justice (DOJ) published revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 “ADA” in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010. These regulations adopted revised, enforceable accessibility standards called the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design “2010 Standards” or “Standards”. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both … Read More >

Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) Signed Into Law by President Barack Obama

Hearing Loss Association of America literally had a front row seat on October 8, 2010, when President Barack Obama signed the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010...Hearing Loss Association of America literally had a front row seat on October 8, 2010, when President Barack Obama signed the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) into law. It was the cap of HLAA’s hard work with COAT (Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology) to move this bill forward. We … Read More >

Court Rules ADA Requires Closed-Captioned Movies

In December, 2008, HLAA joined Washington State Communications Access Project (Wash CAP) and others in a “Friend of the Court” (amicus) brief for a movie captioning case that was filed...In December, 2008, HLAA joined Washington State Communications Access Project (Wash CAP) and others in a “Friend of the Court” (amicus) brief for a movie captioning case that was filed in Arizona. In that amicus brief, we supported closed captioning in movie theaters as a form of accommodation that could be provided to people with … Read More >