NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that the United States Attorney’s Office continued its firm commitment to upholding the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Rob Sneed served as a presenter during an ADA Workshop for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.
The event was sponsored by the South Carolina Association of the Deaf, Inc. SCAD is the statewide non-profit organization that focuses on promoting equal treatment toward deaf and hard of hearing citizens in education, employment, legislation, healthcare, and other fields pertaining to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens of South Carolina.
Sneed provided an overview of federal disability laws and focused on those aspects of the ADA of greatest interest to members of the deaf and hard of hearing community.
The ADA requires that covered entities communicate effectively with people who have communication disabilities.
The goal is to ensure that communication with people with these disabilities is equally effective as communication with people without disabilities, according to the news release.