ADA and Healthcare for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients
Was held Saturday, March 19,2016
This was a well attended informational event, handouts and slides can be downloaded at bottom of page
Reuben I. Altizer Meeting Room
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130 Fairfax, VA 22030
Steven Gordon, Assistant United States Attorney – USDOJ
Assistant United States Attorney Steven Gordon will discuss a health care provider’s obligation to provide effective communication to patients (and companions) who are deaf or hard of hearing . Ensuring equal access in health care settings is necessary to comply with Federal law.
Mr. Gordon has been with the Department of Justice since 1995 and many of his recent cases come under the Department of Justice’s Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative targeting enforcement efforts on a critical area for individuals with disabilities – access to medical services and facilities.
Mr. Gordon invites your questions and will discuss recent enforcement actions and settlements including those in Northern Virginia.
All programs are captioned and ASL interpreted Programs are free and open to the public Donations welcome
In my last entry, I examined the mythical elephant PCAST created in its examination of the hearing healthcare system. The creature seemed to be purely product – no professional services needed – and closely resembled the vision of the Consumer Electronics Association and PSAP manufacturers.
In many ways, the PCAST report is the epitome of the commoditization of hearing healthcare.
The word audiologist was barely used in the report while the more generic “dispenser” and “hearing health care provider” were used more often. Without any evidence whatsoever, the PCAST vision delegated those with mild to moderate hearing loss – the largest category of hearing impaired individuals – into a category where self-diagnosis, self-fitting and self-adjusting are all that is needed.
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Empowering Parents to successfully navigate advocating for their child with a disability
in medical, educational and community settings.
Jillian Anderson is a national certified interpreter and has worked in the field since August of 2000, when she graduated with an undergraduate degree in ASL. She has experience as an educational interpreter, a VRS interpreter and trainer, a freelance community Interpreter (medical, community events, religious ceremonies and services), teaching ASL in both formal and informal settings, leading sign choirs and doing private mentoring for new graduates in the interpreting field.
Jillian has 5 children and the oldest two are both deaf, she is passionate about teaching others how to communicate with them and how to advocate for their own children with unique needs. Her husband is an Active Duty Marine and they are currently living aboard Quantico.
ASL and Spoken Spanish interpreters will be provided
PLEASE NOTE:Additional accommodations or specialized interpreting needs must be requested by 02/22/2013
Providing Access to Healthcare for the Deaf Community is funded by a grant from the Potomac Health Foundation.
Beth Klein, Owner
Employment Solutions for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, LLC
Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.