The U.S. Department of Justice, which is empowered to enact regulations implementing the ADA, had shown a mild interest in movie captioning as early as 2008, when it indicated that it might enact regulations at some future time. Then in July 2010, very shortly after the Harkins decision came down, DOJ proposed regulations that would require theaters to provide captioning

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

On Wednesday January 17, 2018, eleven members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association (DHHBA) will be sworn in and admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. All members are deaf or hard of hearing attorneys. The participants are: Melissa Kubit Angelides, Assistant Director of Career Development, St. John’s University School of Law Jonathan Berger,

DHHBA President Anat Maytal organized at her law firm, Baker & Hostetler LLP, a panel discussion to be held at the New York Yankees Steakhouse in NYC on February 2nd titled “Removing Barriers to Work: A Panel Discussion on Employing Individuals with Disabilities in Your Workplace.” The distinguished panel members — including in-house counsel from Microsoft and Google, and a Wisconsin appellate