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Last Updated: 01/29/18

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1. Disability Rights - Online News

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a law that was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990. It was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush, and later amended with changes effective January 1, 2009.

The ADA is a wide ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics illegal.

2. American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

3. Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA)

The Association of Late-Deafened Adults is about communication and acceptance of every deafened individual. Some people lip-read, some sign, some use hearing aids, some have cochlear implants, and some need to have others write down what they are saying - and at ALDA all the above is okay! ALDAs official communication philosophy is "Whatever works!"

4. Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC)

The Center for Hearing and Communication is a leading hearing center offering state-of-the-art hearing testing, hearing aid fitting, speech therapy and full range of services for people of all ages with hearing loss.


1. Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation's leading organization representing people with hearing loss.

HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment and regular hearing screenings throughout life.

2. Health & Disability Advocates (HDA)

Health & Disability Advocates (HDA) is a national organization, based in Chicago, Illinois, that uses multiple strategies to promote income security and improve healthcare access and services for children, people with disabilities and low-income, older adults.

3. The National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

The NAD is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

4. NIDCD - National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the Federal government's focal point for the support of biomedical research.

5. Ccac Captioning The Collaborative for Communication Access Via Captioning

New inclusion of captioning, subtitles, and CART is needed is so many places: real everyday life and online. Captioning advocacy is the only mission of the CCAC.

6. American Tinnitus Association

The American Tinnitus Association exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research.

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