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New York TimesDeaf Officers Step in Where Police Work Counts on Eyes More Than EarsNew York Times“Even though we can't hear, we can undertake any role,” Gerardo said, speaking through an interpreter. More than 200 ...
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A federal disability rights group has launched a probe into how Tacoma police and the Pierce County Jail treated a deaf crime victim. That action comes as a direct result of a KIRO Team 7 Investigation.
From prisonmovement.wordpress.com -
TACOMA, Wash. — A federal disability rights group has launched a probe into how Tacoma police and the Pierce County Jail treated a deaf crime victim.
In a report on August 5, Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne exposed how Tacoma police tased Lashonn White on April 6 just minutes after she called 911 for their help. Police reports say White failed to heed a call to “stop” – something White says there was no way for her to hear. She’s been deaf since birth. Officers arrested White on charges of assault and obstruction anyway.
From www.kirotv.com -
A National Group that advocates for deaf people is weighing in on a situation here in Arkansas that it says could put deaf and hard of hearing Arkansans at risk.
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A national organization is going straight to the top…urging Governor Beebe to get involved.
It is a letter dated today…and it is a letter that goes over the head of Department of Career Education Director Bill Walker in hopes of affecting change.
The National Black Deaf Advocates bills itself as the leading advocacy organization of black deaf and hard of hearing people in the U.S.
In a letter to the governor's office dated August 27th, the "NBDA expresses great concern on behalf of the deaf community in the state of Arkansas."
The letter goes on to say "We believe ARS failed to follow the principle that individuals must have national or state level credentials in order to provide professional interpreting services."
It warns that "…your state could potentially face a violation of the civil rights of deaf clients of Arkansas Rehabilitation Services as well as a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act."
"Black deaf and hard of hearing Arkansans have a right to the best the state can offer in quality interpreting."
The letter closes by suggesting that Arkansas "…re-evaluate and reconsider the hiring practice" that allowed this current situation.
Agency Director Bill Walker was appointed by Governor Beebe five years ago.
Walker stands firm in his belief that the woman picked for this interpreter position was a good hire despite a growing number of complaints.
From www.katv.com -
MINDEN — Minden resident Sandra Maria Diaz-Villalobos doesn’t get alarmed when the police call her at 1 a.m.
From www.kearneyhub.com -
Il est désormais possible pour une personne sourde ou malentendante d'entretenir une conversation téléphonique avec un entendant grâce à cette cabine téléphonique.
From www.translatemedia.fr -