Past DHHBA President and current DHHBA member Anat Maytal was recently featured in Boston University School of Law’s alumni magazine, The Record, at, where you can learn about her impressive career accomplishments as well as her role in persuading the United States Supreme Court to allow electronic devices into their courtroom for the first time in history.

Carrie Ann Lucas was a valued member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association, mentoring attorneys and law students, sharing advice, and serving as an incredible role model for the impact that an attorney with a disability can have on the world. Words do not do justice to the powerful disability rights legacy that Carrie leaves behind. Obituary:

Please welcome our new DHHBA Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2019 for a term of two years pursuant to the DHHBA bylaws. The outgoing DHHBA Board of Directors, as its last act, voted to adopt a standard practice used by other nonprofit boards and appoint outgoing DHHBA President Anat Maytal as President Emeritus, an advisory role that does not have

District of Columbia Councilmember Charles Allen, along with three co-sponsors, recently introduced the Open Movie Captioning Requirement Act of 2018 to the Council of the District of Columbia. This legislation would require DC movie theaters to show movies with open captions. Many deaf and hard of hearing individuals have always found open captions – in which captions are displayed on

This last year alone, federal courts in Florida, California, and New York have ruled that employers that provide public accommodations, including Winn-Dixie, Five Guys, and Blick Art Materials, must make their websites accessible to disabled consumers. Despite the fact that 19 percent of the population in the United States (or about 56.7 million Americans) have a disability, most companies do

While courts were struggling with the concept of movie captioning, technical developments were moving in the right direction. Although under no legal obligation to do so, most movie studios began providing captioning for their releases, and furnished the captions free of charge to the theaters. Also, the theaters and studios were moving closer to digital distribution and projection, in which

Going to the movies remains America’s favorite night out, but ever since the movies added sound to the moving picture, millions of us with hearing loss have been unable to fully enjoy that experience. Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the efforts of a number of DHHBA members, and advances in technology, we should very soon be able to