Knowing your rights is an important part of self-advocacy and to ensure you’re receiving access to services. Use the resources below to learn more about the laws that protect your rights.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing and ensures they have equal access.
Prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities and ensures accessible communication in the workplace.
Protects individuals from discrimination based on a disability in receiving services or programs provided by state and local government entities.
Prohibits discrimination based on a disability and requires public facilities (schools, medical centers, restaurants, movie theaters, etc.) to comply with ADA standards.
For additional resources, visit the Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre’s Resource Center