Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ruling on what GA must do for deaf

The state of Georgia must make changes to provide equal access to the deaf. That's the order a federal judge just issued--giving the state five years to get in compliance. Among the requirements: Set up an Office of Deaf Services with a full-time director and staff six regional offices to assist the deaf in locations near their homes. We told you a year ago about the judge's finding that the state was in violation of ADA law related to how it was treating developmentally disabled individuals who are deaf (you can read the story here). Both sides in the controversy couldn't come to terms so the judge appointed someone to monitor the situation and he says this ruling is based on the information gathered by the monitor.