Deaf Rights Symposium

Event Date/Time: 

Friday, August 18th, 2017 to Sunday, August 20th, 2017


Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois


The Americans with Disabilities Act and other similar civil rights laws are purposefully broad to include protections for a diverse population of people with disabilities. How do these laws apply to d/Deaf specific issues? How can d/Deaf people utilize these laws to their fullest capacity to protect their right to equal opportunity? What should service providers know when it comes to serving d/Deaf individuals?

This conference provides education and professional development to providers and consumers working with and navigating the rights of d/Deaf persons toward effective communication and equitable participation in society. The conference will focus on issues of access and equitable treatment in the areas of:

  • Arts and Culture;
  • Employment;
  • Government Services;
  • High Education;
  • Healthcare;
  • Judicial and Law Enforcement;
  • Professional Services (Legal, Financial, etc)

From the Sponsor: 

Region 5 - Great Lakes ADA Center


Business, State and Local Government, People with Disabilities


Telecommunication (ADA Title IV), Technology (Accessible), Employment (ADA Title I), Education, General ADA Information, Public Accommodations (ADA Title III)





Registration Deadline: 

Friday, July 14, 2017