Review Nugget: The National Association of the Deaf's new edition of Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People is an important update on advances on the legal rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States. This guide covers essential topics including education; health care and social services; employment; housing, the legal system; video media; and telecommunications services (including relay services).

In 1977, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) hired its first lawyer with the express purpose of litigating cases. Marc Charmatz directed the Law and Advocacy Center for more than 25 years and is now a senior attorney advising a new generation of NAD lawyers. The NAD now fields approximately 2,000 requests per year for information about the legal rights of individuals who are...

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