If you have any Questions on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), feel free to call Arizona Council for the Hearing Impaired at 602/542 3323 TTY/V or 800/352-8161 TTY/V Note: The 800 number only works within Arizona. If you are outside of Arizona, You will have to make long distance call to the regular phone number. Note: We also have www pages on this topic: ADA (Via Archive.Org Wayback Machine)
If you receive obscene, harassing or threatening calls, follow these suggestions: 1. Hang up at the first obscene word or if the caller does not say anything the second time you say hello. 2. Give no information such as your name and address until the caller is identified. 3. Advise your children to give no information to strangers. If you are not at home, they should say “Mother/Father can’t come to the phone now.” 4. If calls of this nature continue, contact your local telephone company business office and request their assistance.
Deaf Tips #3: 911
WHEN DIALING 911 FOR EMERGENCY HELP, REMEMBER: Hit some keys so that your TTY makes sound, and DON’T HANG UP. Many systems can recognize your address and help will come, even if there is no response on your TTY.
Deaf Tips #4: PLANNING A TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL?
Most hospitals fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you know you will be going to the hospital, ask in advance for closed caption decoders, amplified telephones, TTYs, signal devices, and communication aids (including interpreters). If you are taken to the hospital in a emergency, make sure your friends and family are aware of your rights under this law so that they can advise the medical personnel of your needs.
Deaf Tips #5: Hotel/Motel
It’s not home sweet home; however, the hotel/motel that you choose should make you feel safe and secure. Hotels/motels fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act and are required to provide you with assistive equipment. When you make your reservations, make sure to ask for a TTY or amplified phone, closed caption decoder, door knocker, and most importantly, a visual signal smoke alarm for your safety. Remember, request all equipment in advance! For farther information, call ACHI at 602/542-3323 or 800/352-8161 Note: The 800 number only works within Arizona. If you are outside of Arizona, You will have to make long distance call to the regular phone number.
Deaf Tips #6: Sign Language Interpreters
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS: Interpreters transmit communication between hearing and non-hearing people. Sign Language interpreters learn to communicate with a language that is a highly developed form of Visual communication. THE CODE OF ETHICS that governs an interpreter’s work includes: keeping all interpreted and assignment-related information strictly confidential, using the appropriate mode of communication while conveying the full message, not interjecting personal opinions into the situation, and using discretion in accepting assignments.