Tag Archives: discrimination
The topic of this conference is “Deaf Learners – the past, the present, What about our FUTURE?” ’Raising Deaf potential through education!’ The conference is supported by the Office of Disability Issues, and the conference will be held at the University of Westminster. Early bird tickets are offered until April 12, 2013.
An independent federal agency, The National Council on Disability (NCD), has a deaf man as their new Chairperson. Jeff Rosen, a third-generation deaf person involved with the disability movement, has been the General Counsel for ZVRS. He is an attorney who has been involved with other deaf and disability organizations.
Gallaudet University has planned activities in February and March to honor the 25th anniversary of its Deaf President Now (DPN) movement. As a result of DPN, Gallaudet got its first deaf president.
Michael Argenyi, a medical student at Creighton University in Omaha, has filed a lawsuit against the school for not providing transcribers and interpreters. Argenyi took out more than $110,000 in loans to pay for transcribers and interpreters during his first two years of medical school. Then he left during the third year of medical school […]
The Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness has asked people to “Save My VRS.” Sorenson initiated the “Save My VRS” campaign in response to proposed regulations from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC has proposed to replace Video Relay Service (VRS) with Smart TV’s and IPADs, and those are not designed for deaf and hard of hearing […]
A deaf man in California tried to communicate with AccountNow via e-mail. He had recently become deaf due to a stroke. The company insisted on communicating with him via telephone, and he was unable to use the phone. Richard Halaviais, who had difficulty with paying his medical bills due to not being able to get […]
Dr. David Bullek of New Jersey settled a complaint from a deaf patient who made an appointment to see him in 2006. The state Civil Rights Division said he also agreed to attend training to learn about reasonable accommodation for patients with disabilities.
Deaf and developmentally disabled people in Georgia were not given access to services in Georgia. Judge Richard W. Story of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled in favor of Deaf Georgians who qualify for mental health and developmental disability services. Judge Story said Georgia needs more mental health professionals with fluent […]
According to a lawsuit against some state agencies, Deaf and hard-of-hearing state employees have had lack of access and have faced discrimination. The lawsuit against state agencies was filed last Friday by Joshua Konecky in the San Francisco Superior Court. Mr. Konecky is seeking other state employees who want to get involved with this class action lawsuit.