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Legal rights : the guide for deaf and hard of hearing people
DuBow, Sy. Legal rights.
Fifth edition, completely revised.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
xiii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Legal rights / Sy Dubow. 4th ed. 1992.
Communicating with people who are deaf or hard of hearing -- Americans with Disabilities Act -- Rehabilitation Act of 1973 -- Public school education -- Postsecondary education - Health care and social services -- Employment -- Architectural barriers -- Legal system -- Television -- Telephone service.
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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 with 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 also covers the new rules about interpreters in federal courts and the latest developments regarding relay services. It 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 organiza-tion representing people with disabilities in the United States.

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Library Journal Review

This in-depth title focuses on the many legal developments affecting the nearly 50 million people in the United States who are deaf or hard of hearing. The book covers the recent Americans with Disability Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), which amended the ADA, and the new regulations to Title II (public entities) and Title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities), along with expanded requirements from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It also introduces new resolutions currently under review in state legislature, including a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children's Bill of Rights and the Twenty-First Century Communications Video and Accessibility Act. Clear and easy for the layperson to follow, the volume addresses the above-mentioned legal changes in the first few chapters, then examines additional subjects of interest including education, health care, employment, and housing. All chapters feature extensive notes referring readers to the appropriate statutes. VERDICT A law text that is comprehensive yet accessible is a rarity. Highly recommended for those with hearing impairments and their loved ones, along with students and practitioners of law, education, medicine, and politics. A necessity for all public library collections.-Virginia Johnson, Weymouth P.L., MA © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.