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Walter, Gerard G.; Dirmyer, Richard – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
In the last quarter of the 20th century, federal legislation sought to eliminate disability-based discrimination by requiring reasonable accommodations in school and the workplace. One result of this legislation has been increased access to U.S. colleges and universities by deaf and hard of hearing persons. The present article reviews the…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Employment Level, Outcomes of Education
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Vernon, McCay – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
Being deaf and in prison is a horror. The main fear of prison inmates, whether Deaf or hearing, is that they will be raped, killed, or subjected to other forms of violence. Such fears are based in reality. The recent overcrowding of jails and prisons has increased these problems significantly. A major reason for this situation is the blatant…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Deafness, Vocational Education
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Davila, Robert R. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1994
This article reports on implications of recent legislation and initiatives for the application of assistive technology to meeting the needs of deaf children and adults. A proposal to establish a national center on uses of technology in special education is discussed, as are advances in telecommunications devices for the deaf. (PB)
Descriptors: Adults, Civil Rights Legislation, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Deafness