It's hard to participate in your child's education if you can't hear. PTA meetings, teacher conferences and assemblies become exercises in frustration.
U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced on Wednesday that her office has reached an agreement with the Detroit public school system, the Detroit Free Press reports.
It all started with a complaint that DPS did not provide a sign language interpreter to the deaf parent of a student in the district’s Early Childhood Intervention program.
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires public schools to provide effective communication to all people with disabilities -- not just students -- who want to participate in a school district’s services, programs or activities, including participation in parent-teacher conferences, student registration, meetings, ceremonies, open houses and field trips.
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