Laws Affecting Interpreting Services
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (July
• Title I – Employer with
15 or more employees must make reasonable accommodations for deaf
employees. (Please see VT Law below.)
• Title II – All state
and local government must make their programs and services accessible.
• Title III – All places
of public accommodations must be accessible to deaf and hard of
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973—Any
program or activity receiving federal financial assistance is prohibited
from discriminating against persons with disabilities.
VT STATE LAW
The Fair Employment Practices Act—Employers
with one or more employee, cannot discriminate against people with
Deaf Access Law (May 1988)—Deaf
or hard of hearing people are entitled to a qualified interpreter
for any State proceeding.
Patient's Bill of
Rights - Patient has a right to an interpreter.