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Indianapolis, Indiana – A federal court has ruled that three Indiana judges discriminated against a deaf citizen, Steve Prakel, who sought to attend court proceedings involving his mother. Prakel wanted to attend his mother’s court hearings. He requested that the courts provide interpreters. However, despite his multiple requests, the judges refused to provide interpreters for Prakel.
Rochester, New York -- In a lawsuit filed today in federal district court in New York, a medical student who is deaf alleges that the American Heart Association violated federal and state disability law by refusing to caption its online educational and training materials for health care providers who wish to obtain certification in basic life support and first aid.
Watch NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum share an update about public online videos with no captions. If you have any complaints regarding MIT or Harvard online videos with no captions, please contact the NAD – firstname.lastname@example.org / 301-587-1788 or 301-328-1443.
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For Immediate Release – February 12, 2015
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), a non-profit civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, and VUDU, Inc., a wholly owned streaming entertainment subsidiary of Walmart, have reached an agreement for VUDU to caption 100% of programming content streamed through VUDU’s Video on Demand Service.
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January 15, 2015, New York, New York –Mr. Larry Whitt of New York, New York filed a federal court complaint last Thursday against Prosper Funding, LLC, and Prosper Marketplace, Inc. (collectively “Prosper”), for refusing to accept calls placed through a Video Relay Service (VRS). Mr. Whitt called Prosper to clarify instructions about opening an account. When Prosper learned that Mr.