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Laws That Passed

The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA)

Helping America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA)

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program (first approved in 2000)

Telecommunications Act of 1996

Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988

Education of the Deaf Act of 1986

Air Carrier Access Act of 1986

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975

Rehabilitation Act of 1973


Recent bills/treaties the NAD have been advocating for but are not law yet:

The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act, H.R. 4040 (2014)

Air Force pilot program for deaf and hard of hearing people, H.R. 5296 and S. 1864 (2014)

Captioning and Image Narration to Enhance Movie Accessibility Act (CINEMA), S.555 (2013)

Air Carrier Access Amendments Act, S.556 (2013)

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (United Nations treaty since 2008)
The USA signed in 2009 but have yet to ratify. 


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