FYI: Delaware Division of Human Relations enforces what???

Did You Know that the Delaware Division of Human Relations is the agency in Delaware responsible for enforcing State Fair Housing Law, Federal Fair Housing Law and Equal Accommodations Law?

The Division also participates in the mediation of hate crimes, police and community conflict, school related issues and state employment. Knowledgeable and experienced Division staff conduct training on fair housing and equal accommodations to residents, community groups, housing providers, businesses and other organizations.

As part of their commitment to civil rights in Delaware, the Division actively conducts outreach/education throughout the state so that every resident can live free of unlawful discrimination. #ADA, #CivilRights, #Discrimination, #FairHousingAct, #EqualAccommodationsLaw, #NetDE

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Petition for Deaf Group Homes in Delaware

Please help and share this. Nowadays, the deaf with disabilities clients are struggle with no access to sign language to meet their needs. I have seen how angry/frustrating clients can get when there is no communication in their homes. The staff would label them as a behavior issues to make more problems for the clients.

https://www.change.org/p/delaware-dhss-end-deaf-isolation-in-de-group-homes-now?recruiter=195409831&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_abi&utm_term=psf_combo_share_abi&recruited_by_id=c269f280-8144-11e4-9590-0736d1ffde86&share_bandit_exp=abi-15927222-en-US&share_bandit_var=v2&utm_content=fht-15927222-en-us%3Av5

Delaware School for the Deaf celebrates 50th anniversary

After she clicked her silver slippers and returned to Delaware from the peculiar world of Oz, Amelia Berg said that she really enjoyed signing during the Delaware School for the Deaf’s production of “Wizard of Oz” so both deaf and hearing people could enjoy the show.

Read the rest of the story at https://www.newarkpostonline.com/news/delaware-school-for-the-deaf-celebrates-th-anniversary/article_edfdf4bb-d813-5168-a96d-63d87b87c52c.html.

Communication Service for the Deaf Supports Legislation to Allow Deaf Americans to Enlist and Serve in the U.S. Military

WASHINGTON (PRWEB)

Communication Service for the Deaf(CSD), the world’s largest deaf-led social impact organization, announced its support of legislation that, if passed, would expand opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing Americans to enlist and serve in the United States military.

Read the rest at http://www.prweb.com/releases/communication_service_for_the_deaf_supports_legislation_to_allow_deaf_americans_to_enlist_and_serve_in_the_u_s_military/prweb16316439.htm.

KIOSK ACCESSIBILITY: THE LAW IS PAYING ATTENTION

close up of New York City public kiosk

[October 30, 2018 Update: On October 26, 2018 a federal lawsuit was filed against Walmart challenging the retailer’s self-checkout kiosks that are not independently usable by and accessible to blind customers.The case began when a Walmart employee helping two blind customers stole their money while providing assistance that was requested because the self-checkout technology was not accessible. The case was filed by the National Federation of the Blind and the two blind Walmart customers. Read the press release about the inaccessible Walmart checkout kiosks.]

[Beginning of the original post:] Website accessibility is important. Website accessibility is something that receives significant attention in the legal space. But digital accessibility is not just about websites, and the law is taking notice.

This post highlights cases about kiosk accessibility.

I use the term “kiosk” broadly to include tablets and any piece of technology offering services, products, and information. Who will use that technology? People — and that means disabled people.

And that means the technology has to be usable by everyone, including people who cannot see a screen, hear a video, or use a mouse.

Read the rest of the story at https://www.lflegal.com/2018/01/kiosks18.