The Americans with Disabilities Act required businesses, buildings, public transportation and other services to accommodate people with disabilities. It also outlawed workplace discrimination against disabled workers. Still, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is disproportionately high.
Gallaudet University for deaf students has announced a new president, Jane Fernandes. In the 18 years since the school selected its last president, much has changed for deaf people. Students know they must struggle to make their way in both the deaf and the hearing world, but technology is increasingly helping them.