Educating the Deaf in America is an expensive proposition — especially in a modern mainstream setting with Hearing students and interpreters are required. Educating the college-capable Deaf is an even more daunting project because of the massive amount of money it takes to educate just a single Deaf student.
The Americans with Disabilities Act is now 22 years old, but that Act still doesn’t begin to really protect the rights of the disabled. All the Act does is try to level the playing field of fair play by mandating equal access and opportunity but, in many cases, if you want full and verified ADA protection, you have to hire a lawyer and sue. That’s an expensive proposition for any disabled person to conjure.
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