Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
1) Where can I find Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related information?
ADA: Title I (Employment)
ADA Title II (State & Local Government)
ADA Title III (Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities)
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
American with Disabilities (ADA) Video in ASL by pepnet2 video
2) What information can I use to support my request for communication accommodations to ensure effective communication?
ADA Effective Communication Overview Brochure
ADA Brochure for Effective Communication (Both Title II & Title III)
ACDHH: Brochure for Medical Providers
ACDHH: Interpreter Agencies List
American Medical Association (AMA) publication on Regulatory Compliance
The use of Sign Language Interpreters in Dentistry
Sign Language Interpreters for Dental Patients and their Families
Internal Revenue Service: Disabled Access Tax Credit
3) How can I file a discrimination complaint?
There are different categories in which you can file complaint:
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will process Employment complaints:
How to File a Charge of Employment Discrimination
Phoenix EEOC District Office
Title II under American with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers state and local government agencies such as law enforcement, public schools, library, correctional system and many more; you would file a complaint with the Department of Justice (DOJ)
Title III under American with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers public accommodations such as hotels, theaters, a doctor’s office, hospitals, and many more; you can file a complaint with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Right Division
To file a complaint against a medical provider such as a doctor's office/clinic or hospital, contact the complaint division of the Department of Human Health Service (DHHS) Office of Civil Rights
Potential complaints can be discussed with the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL)
Additionally, you also can file a complaint with the Arizona Attorney General (AzAG) Office of Civil Rights
Captioning and Relay Service complaints can be filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under Title IV of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
4) Where can I find information on Deaf events in Arizona?
Arizona Commission of the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
Deaf Cactus News
Phoenix Association of the Deaf, Inc.
Tucson Association for the Deaf
Deaf Night Out Phoenix
Deaf Day Out Phoenix
Deaf Night Out Tucson
Bullhead City Deaf Community
Lake Havasu City Deaf
5) Where can I find Deaf Organizations and Support Groups in Arizona?
Deaf Organizations and Support Groups
6) Where can I find a list of Sign Language Interpreter agencies?
Interpreter Agency Directory
7) Where can I find contact information for Vocational Rehabilitation Services?
Rehabilitation Service Administration Brochure
Rehabilitation Service Administration: Vocation Rehabilitation Offices for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Sue Kay Kneifel is currently the Statewide Coordinator for the Deaf (SCD)
Contact Information: (602) 542-2170 (V) (928) 583-7652 (VP)