Please contact the Congress right away ->>> ask your state senators and house of representatives (your district representatives) to OPPOSE the HR 3765!! Your involvement will prevent it from passing. Please spread your hands to everyone in our Deaf community in ASL now!
YouTube video (link) https://youtu.be/w4P7eb1fdg8
Published on Sep 22, 2016
NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum wants you to write to Congress and ask them not to pass H.R. 3765 which will affect the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The template is available online:
VIDEO DESCRIPTION AND TRANSCRIPT: Video begins with a teal background and a black and white photo of Howard A. Rosenblum slowly increases size as text appears: white text “AHA!”, orange text “Ask Howard Anything”, white text “with”, white text “Howard A. Rosenblum NAD Chief Executive Officer” . The NAD logo appears as a light watermark in the bottom right corner and “#AskHoward” on the bottom left corner. NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum sits at his desk.
HOWARD: Hi! For this month’s Ask Howard Anything (AHA) I’d like to share an update regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Today, anyone can go in anywhere and ask for accessibility and explain that you have a right to an interpreter or other accommodations. If they do not provide such accommodations, you have a right to take legal action against them. However, a bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives, which will change that process. The bill asks that a letter be sent first when not provided accommodations before you can sue. The letter must state what happened, what kind of barriers happened, and state which accommodations must be provided the next time you visit. If this bill is passed, it means we have to wait until a letter is sent before we can see any improvements. It’s been 26 years since the ADA passed! These businesses should already know, by now, how to accommodate people with disabilities and follow ADA regulations. We have a right to these accommodations! We need your help to send a letter to Congress that states that you are against H.R. 3765. We have a template available for you to use. The more letters are sent to Congress, the better. If you have any questions about this bill, contact the NAD. I ask you to stand up for your rights as a deaf American – we all should be able to go to any place at any time with equal access. Thank you.
ON-SCREEN TEXT: Send questions: firstname.lastname@example.org and comment in social media with “#AskHoward”
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