A new bill to enhance or create programs helping ensure deaf access to Washington DC services, is moving through the DC council, WAMU 88.5 American University Radio reports on its website.
According to WAMU, the Office on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Establishment Amendment Act of 2019 will work alongside the Office of Disability Rights to review plans from DC-based agencies to ensure accessibility to the hard-of-hearing community. Additionally, the bill would help with advocacy, ASL availability to community events, policy recommendations, and resources for deaf children from birth.
Earlier this year, the DC Council introduced a bill regarding captioning in DC-area movie theaters.
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Source: WAMU 88.5