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A New Civil Right
Telecommunications Equality for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Americans

Karen Peltz Strauss

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Chapter 1: A Movement Is Born
Chapter 2: The Focus Shifts: The Pursuit for SCPE
Chapter 3: Entering the Mainstream of Telephone Communications
Chapter 4: A Federal Relay Interlude: The Telecommunications Accessibility Enhancement Act of 1988
Chapter 5: Relay Goes National
Chapter 6: Relay Reality
Chapter 7: David versus Goliath: The Story of 711
Chapter 8: In Case of an Emergency
Chapter 9: Captioning Is Launched
Chapter 10: The Stage Is Set: Captioning Goes through a Transition
Chapter 11: Full and Equal Television Access
Chapter 12: Hearing Aid Compatibility
Chapter 13: The Restoration of Hearing Aid Compatible Telephones
Chapter 14: A Wireless World
Chapter 15: Section 255: A Federal Law for Universal Design
Chapter 16: Section 255: The Access Law Takes on Meaning
Chapter 17: TTYs and Wireless Retrofitting

Karen Peltz Strauss is Deputy Bureau Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.

ISBN 978-1-56368-291-9, 7 x 10 casebound, 304 pages, tables, references, index


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