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Legal Rights, 6th Ed.: The Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People / Edition 6

Legal Rights, 6th Ed.: The Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People / Edition 6

by National Association of the Deaf
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The standard handbook on law affecting deaf and hard of hearing people has been completely rewritten and updated. The sixth edition of Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People meticulously describes those statutes that prohibit discrimination against deaf and hard of hearing people, and any others with physical challenges. Written in easy-to-understand language, the new edition describes the core legislation and laws and their critical importance since their inception: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

       The new Legal Rights also explains the significant amendments to these laws, including the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) and new regulations to its Title II concerning public entities and Title III pertaining to public accommodations and commercial facilities. The reauthorization of IDEA expanded the No Child Left Behind Act requirement for highly qualified teachers to all students with disabilities. This new edition also tracks the trend of passing a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children’s Bill of Rights in a growing number of state legislatures.

       This completely new resource also delineates new legislation such as the Twenty-First Century Communications Video and Accessibility Act, which ensures access to the newest communications technology for deaf and hard of hearing people. Legal Rights also includes information on the use of interpreters in the legal system, securing its position as the most comprehensive reference of legal information for deaf and hard of hearing people now available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563686443
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Edition description: Sixth Edition, New Completely Revised
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 579,172
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Chapter 1 Communicating with people Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing 1

Chapter 2 The Americans with Disabilities Act 25

Chapter 3 The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 53

Chapter 4 The Public School Education 71

Chapter 5 Postsecondary and Continuing Education 101

Chapter 6 Health Care and Social Services 119

Chapter 7 Employment 149

Chapter 8 Housing 177

Chapter 9 The Legal System 191

Chapter 10 Video Media 217

Chapter 11 Telecommunication Services 243

Index 263

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