But when she tried to get a gym membership for her deaf mother, she still couldn't convince them that they needed to provide an interpreter.
The Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA, celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. It specifies that businesses, workplaces and public agencies need to make accommodations for the deaf. But despite major strides for people with other disabilities (such as wheelchair access), the needs of the deaf are still often ignored, The New York Times reports.
Now a newly energized deaf rights movement has started to change that, often by filing lawsuits to protect their rights.
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