Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People / Edition 5

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563680915
  • Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition description: Fifth edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,353,981
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Communicating with Deaf and Hard of Hearing People 1
2 The Americans with Disabilities Act 15
3 The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 47
4 Public School Education 67
5 Postsecondary Education 87
6 Health Care and Social Services 101
7 Mental Health 121
8 Employment 141
9 Architectural Barriers 167
10 The Legal System 173
11 Television 191
12 Telephone Service 203
13 State Legislatures and Commissions 217
Appendix A: Reference Publications on Deafness and PL 94-142 232
Appendix B: Appropriate Public Education: Sample Letters of Request 235
Appendix C: Providing Interpreter Service: One Agency Example 239
Appendix D: A Model Act to Provide for the Appointment of Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired Individuals for Administrative, Legislative, and Judicial Proceedings 245
Appendix E: State Commissions and Councils for Deaf People 251
Appendix F: Enabling Legislation for a State Commission: The Example of Virginia 256
Index 261
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