January 2018 – ADA and Disability Rights

Come join friends who understand the challenges of living with hearing loss.

ADA and Disability Rights

The presentation, effective communication under the ADA, includes disability discrimination law to help you:

  • Identify state and federal laws that protect people who are Deaf & hard of hearing from discrimination
  • Understand your right to effective communication when dealing with public entities and public accommodations (private businesses)
  • Act if you feel you have been discriminated against

Also in the presentation, we will have the opportunity to discuss what auxiliary aids and services mean and the responsibility of public entities to provide such aids and services. The responsibilities may differ among government run entities, private businesses, and covered entities. What is “necessary” varies based on factors and who has to pay for auxiliary aids? What to do if you are stopped by police?

Towards the end, we can talk about what to do if you are denied effective communication; filing a complaint with DOJ, DFEH, and other administrative complaints. Or filing suit in state of federal courts. The pros and cons in filing administrative complaints and filing suits in courts as well as statute of limitations for each sector.

Topic: ADA and Disability Rights
Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Speaker: Callie Frye
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Mariposa Women & Family Center
812 W. Town & Country Road, Building C
Orange, CA 92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room)

Callie Frye
Sensory Disability MultiCultural Affairs Advocate
Disability Rights California
Legal Advocacy Unit

Callie Frye, the Sensory Disability advocate for Disability Rights California (DRC) in the Outreach unit, will be our presenter. DRC provides free legal services to individuals with disabilities. She has graduated with both BA and MA degrees in public service with an extensive experience in legal advocacy and training. Callie is very passionate about disability rights including communication access, inclusive and barrier-free education and freedom of discrimination.

Coffee, water and light refreshments provided. There will be a 50/50 raffle – winner gets 50% of the money collected on tickets sold for the raffle – this could be your lucky day!!! There will be an after meeting get together for lunch close by – to be determined at the meeting.

For more information contact Marla Peoples at hlaa.cityoforange@gmail.com
or visit us at www.hearinglosscoo.org

The Hearing Loss Association of America – City of Orange Chapter (HLAA-COO) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides information, education, support and advocacy for people with hearing loss, their families and friends.  Your donations to our chapter are tax deductible.

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