/ November 21, 2008

"Read the Handbook or Read Your Summons"

The Florida Bar News recently reported that hearing impaired and deaf Florida citizens are having a difficult time securing legal representation. One study found that attorneys more often threatened to withdraw and acted with hostility toward deaf clients. In response, Sharon Caserta, an attorney for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Legal Advocacy Program at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid has created a handbook for attorneys.

Caserta says it’s time for attorneys to comply with the ADA.

Read her handbook here.

Read about the Legal System Accessibility Task Force here.

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