Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DC Terp Lawsuit

Two women are suing the Washington, DC public housing agency for failing to provide them sign langauge interpreters. Latheda Wilson and Jacqueline Young say they've had a hard time getting the housing they need and it has put them at risk of losing the houses where they live now. An advocacy group called Deaf-REACH is joining them in the lawsuit which says the two women had to resort to writing notes and using family members to interpret because the housing agency has regularly failed to provide interpreters for them. On the other side, the housing authority is defending its program, saying it is in compliance with ADA law. On its website, the DC Housing Authority claims it "is committed to providing programs in a way that does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities."

No comments: