Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center: Information on the use of American Sign Language and the culture within the deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing community.
The following websites provide information on cochlear implants:
The following websites provide information about this new technology. Implantable hearing aids are designed for people with a sensorineural hearing moderately severe to severe who are unable to benefit adequately from conventional hearing aids.
Telecoils are a mechanism inside the hearing aid that enables the hearing aid to be used directly with hearing-aid compatible telephones and most assistive listening devices. More information about telecoils is available on the following websites:
For more information about Titles II or III of the ADA or to order technical assistance materials, call the U.S. Department of Justice at 800-514-0301 (voice), 800-514-0383 (TTY) or the Great Lakes ADA Center at 800-949-4232 (voice/TTY), www.adagreatlakes.org for Titles I-V.
This Title V Section requires federal contractors and subcontractors with government contracts in excess of $10,000 to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.
This Title V Section provides that qualified individuals with disabilities shall not be excluded from, be denied access to or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance.
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The Minnesota Department of Human Rights protects persons in Minnesota from discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability and age in connection with employment, housing, public accommodations, public services and education.
ECHO Emergency and Community Health Outreach produces monthly public TV shows on Channel 17. These shows address health and safety issues for limited English proficiency populations.
The following offices provide legal help for deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind people on legal issues related to their disability: