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The ADA & Effective Communication in Health Care: What Does Effective Communication Mean?
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:00 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Public Policy

Event announcement from Services for Independent Living

What does it mean to communicate effectively with an individual who is deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened or deaf-blind?  What are the obligations of health care providers and other covered entities (i.e. hospitals, doctors’ offices) in ensuring effective communication? 

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) requires all covered entities to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services when needed to communicate effectively with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened or deaf blind.  This presentation will provide brief overview of the requirements of Titles II and III of the ADA as they pertain to effective communication. Additionally, the presentation will address the availability and proper use of “auxiliary aids and services” that can eliminate barriers, share best practices to facilitate and ensure effective communication; and provide tips and strategies for communicating with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened or deaf-blind.


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