Hotels, restaurants, theaters, grocery stores, banks, museums, libraries, zoos, amusement parks, schools, senior citizen centers, homeless shelters, funeral parlors and health spas are a few examples of places of public accommodations. Learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title III. Title III provides for people who are deaf or hard of hearing to have equal access to public accommodations. We will explore how to have equal access if you are a person who is deaf or hard of hearing and when places of public accommodations need to provide auxiliary aids and services to ensure effective communication with people with hearing loss.
Leslie Jones is a senior attorney with KY Protection & Advocacy. P&A is the designated agency that protects and promotes the rights of Kentuckians with disabilities. Ms. Jones served as Legal and Education Counsel for the Legislative Ethics Commission, Enforcement Branch Manager with the Human Rights Commission, trial attorney for the Department of Public Advocacy, and as attorney/supervisor for the Children/Youth Team with P&A. She received degrees from University of Louisville, University of Cincinnati, and the Brandeis School of Law.
One of Ms. Jones’ projects is with the Senior Study Group. This group is a cooperative effort between state agencies, nonprofits and citizens to explore the needs of the aging deaf or hard of hearing population, and to identify and develop solutions.
The meeting is realtime captioned by McLendon-Kogut Reporting Service. The Community Room is equipped with a hearing loop for those with telecoils in their hearing aid and/or cochlear implant.