October 23, 2013•Alerts
Rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the publication of a series of fact sheets and videos called Rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People. This project has been supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.
While these fact sheets and videos do not cover every situation, they do explain the rights of people who are Deaf or hard of hearing in the following locations/situations:
Medical Settings (Doctors and Hospitals)
Courts and Lawyers
Police and Jails
Employment (At work)
Intellectual Disability Services
We hope that these fact sheets and videos help people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, their family members, service providers, and others to understand their rights to clear communication and what steps they can take to help make sure that their rights are honored.
The publication Rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, along with videos and DVDs with the information presented in American Sign Language and open-captioning, is available by calling DRN at (800) 692-7443, ext. 400 or on DRN’s website, Rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People or on the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council’s website at www.paddc.org.