Links

Federal Laws

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. It also mandates the establishment of TDD/telephone relay services.

ADA Requirements – Effective Communication: https://www.ada.gov/effective-comm.htm

Guide for Law Enforcement Officers: https://www.ada.gov/lawenfcomm.htm

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

http://idea.ed.gov/

Organizations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.  CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Hearing Loss in Children: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/index.html
Vital Signs Non-Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss Resources, “Too Loud! For Too Long!”

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/

World Health Organization

Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people with the goal of building a better, healthier future for people all over the world.  

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs300/en/