Deaf Rights Project

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The New York Center for Law and Justice began its Deaf Rights Project in 2012, and it has evolved into one of the Center’s most important endeavors. At the core of the NYCLJ’s mission is the belief in the need to advance justice under the Americans With Disabilities Act, seeking to insure that Deaf and hard of hearing individuals have language access in municipal agencies and pother institutions, including hospitals, nursing homes and places of employment.  

Low-income Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, many of whom cannot read, write or speak English, are routinely unable to communicate in New York City homeless shelters, hospitals, schools, and other agencies, as they seek to secure permanent housing, proper healthcare, and an education.

The NYCLJ’s Deaf Rights Project works on behalf of Deaf and hard of hearing clients by seeking to create lasting change in how city agencies and other organizations communicate with Deaf and hard of hearing individuals through impact litigation.

The New York Center for Law and Justice began its Deaf Rights Project in 2012, and it has evolved into one of the Center’s most important endeavors. At the core of the NYCLJ’s mission is the belief in the need to advance justice under the Americans With Disabilities Act, seeking to insure that Deaf and hard of hearing individuals have language access in municipal agencies and pother institutions, including hospitals, nursing homes and places of employment.

Low-income Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, many of whom cannot read, write or speak English, are routinely unable to communicate in New York City homeless shelters, hospitals, schools, and other agencies, as they seek to secure permanent housing, proper healthcare, and an education.

The NYCLJ’s Deaf Rights Project works on behalf of Deaf and hard of hearing clients by seeking to create lasting change in how city agencies and other organizations communicate with Deaf and hard of hearing individuals through impact litigation.