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It's the Law: A Review of the laws that provide Americans with access for all.


The United States is more accessible to deaf and hard of hearing individuals and people with disabilities today than it was 50, 20, or even 10 years ago. A variety of laws ensures equality in the treatment of deaf and hard of hearing people. Communication barriers have been addressed, and wider opportunities are available in education, employment, and community. The legislation that ensures accessibility is presented in this article.


All Disabilities Assessment Communication/Language Deaf-Blind Early Childhood Early Intervention Federal Laws Hearing Impairment Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Infants & Toddlers Mild/Moderate Disabilities Other Health Impairment Preschool Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504)