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             The rights of the Deaf and hard of hearing, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act...

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The guidelines set for by the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 for the deaf and hard of hearing, under Title III, it states it may be necessary to provide a qualified sign language interpreter to ensure effective communication between the deaf and/hard of hearing and hearing people.  

Title III prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities by all places of public accommodations.  For further information regarding the ADA and how it may apply to you, please visit The US Department of Justice at or contact the ADA information line at 1-800-514-0301 (voice) or 1-800-514-0380 (TTY).

Tax Incentives

Congress has made two kinds of tax incentives available to businesses to help offset the costs of complying with the ADA.  Please refer to the following link for more information:

For information specific to health-care providers, please see

For information specific to hospitals, please see

For information specific to public entities and accommodations, please see