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Effective Communication Requirements

Vision

  • Accommodation Ideas for Vision Impairments
  • What is Audio Description?
  • Audio Description Home Page
  • Alternate Formats

Speech

  • Accommodation Ideas for Speech-Language Impairments
  • Speech and Language Impairments:
  • Resource Guide for speech/language impairments
  • Language and Speech Impairments in Adult Education

Deaf/ Hard of Hearing

  • Providing a Sign Language Interpreter - This document provides guidance in deciding whether to have an interpreter present to assist with providing effective communication.
  • Communication Accessibility in the Courts - General information on ADA compliance with legalities concerning individuals with communication disabilities.
  • Am I always entitled to an interpreter? - A very brief discussion of the conditions under which a sign language interpreter may be required.
  • Communicating with Deaf/Hard or Hearing Individuals (Q & A) - An overview of issues relating to communicating with individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
  • Closed Captioning - This fact sheet describes the benefits of and requirements for closed captioning of television programming
  • Accommodation Ideas for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Disability Rights Office for Federal Communications Commission
  • Legal Services: Attorneys, Deaf Clients, and the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Real Time Captioning Information
  • NCI's Real-Time Captioning

General Information

  • Effective Communication Techniques - This short document lists effective techniques for communicating with people with various disabilities.
  • Communicating with People with Disabilities - Additional material on effective techniques for communicating with people with various disabilities. (PDF document, requires Acrobat Reader)
  • Providing Effective Communication - Provides descriptions of various techniques for providing effective communications. (PDF document, requires Acrobat Reader)
  • Effective Communication: Faculty and Students with Disabilities - Specific recommendations for effective communications between students and faculty.
  • How to Establish Effective Communication Procedures - This list provides guidance for developing a formal written communication procedure.
  • Information Resources By Specific Disabilities
  • Accommodation Information By Disability
  • Accessibility of Emergency Video Programming to Persons with Hearing and Visual Disabilities

General Communications Documents

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Communications and Disability - This list of FAQ's covers many aspects of communications and disability.
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility for Telephone Equipment - This fact sheet describes the requirements for telephone equipment to be compatible with hearing aids.
  • Accessibility of Wireless Telephones - This fact sheet describes the requirements for digital wireless telephones to be compatible with hearing aids.
  • Closed Captioning - This fact sheet describes the benefits of and requirements for closed captioning of television programming.
Telecommunications Relay Service Documents
  • Consumers' Guide to Telecommunications Relay Service - This document provides a consumer guide to the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS), which enables standard voice telephone users to talk to people who have difficulty hearing or speaking on the telephone.
  • Telecommunications Relay Service Frequently Asked Questions - A one-page list of frequently asked questions about relay services.
  • Telecommunication Relay Service Regulations - The FCC regulations implementing the Title IV Relay Service requirements of the ADA.
  • Speech to Speech Services - This document provides a list of toll free phone numbers to access the service called Speech-To-Speech (STS) in your state. STS is a form of Relay Services that provides Communications Assistants (CAs) for people with speech disabilities who have difficulty being understood on the phone.
  • Payphone Relay Service - One-page summary of payphone relay services.
  • 7-1-1 Service for TRS - This short document describes the new 7-1-1 service for accessing the telecommunication relay service from anywhere in the US.
 
 
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