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Calendar via OAD Website

Saturday – http://oad1921.org/event/deaf-legislative-advocacy-training-workshop
Sunday – http://oad1921.org/event/deaf-legislative-advocacy-training-workshop-0

Event via OAD Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/355332991293705

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DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING ADVOCACY GROUPS AND THEATER OWNERS

ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO MAKE JOINT RECOMMENDATIONS

TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ON ADA RULE FOR MOVIE THEATERS

Here is the press release

http://www.alda.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Joint-Press-Release.pdf

 Joint-Press-Release

Here are the recommendations

http://www.hearingloss.org/sites/default/files/docs/JointNPRMFiling_RIN_1190-AA63andVoluntaryActions.pdf

JointNPRMFiling_RIN_1190-AA63andVoluntaryActions

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Justice Department Reaches $437,500 Agreement with City of Ocean Springs, MS to Resolve Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

The Justice Department announced a comprehensive settlement today, resolving a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the proposed consent decree, the City will pay $437,500 in damages to a psychiatric treatment facility that was discriminated against by the City. The decree also requires systemic reforms to the City’s land use and zoning practices to eliminate barriers for providers of mental health services to people with disabilities and combat the stigma of mental illness. The complaint, also filed in federal court today, alleges that the City discriminated against Psycamore, LLC, an outpatient psychiatric treatment facility, when it denied a certificate of occupancy and a use permit because Psycamore treats patients with mental illness.

For more information or for a copy of the consent decree, please visit our ADA website at www.ada.gov. Those interested in finding out more about the ADA may also call the Justice Department’s toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TDD).

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014

See video

The NAD President Chris Wagner shares an update regarding the five NAD priorities.

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October 2014 

Report to MITF on Interpreter Licensure Presentation

Submitted by Eloisa Williams, WSRID

10_2014_WSRID_Report_Interpreter_Licensure

“The Mission of WSAD is to promote, protect and preserve the rights and quality of life of deaf individuals in the state of Washington.”