Nationwide Class of Deaf Civilian Employees and Applicants in Case Against USAF

Nationwide Class of Deaf Civilian Employees and Applicants in Case Against USAF

The Class Consists of Over 700 Deaf Civilian Employees and Applicants

Published: 2023-04-10
Author: Disability Rights Advocates | Contact: dralegal.org
Peer-Reviewed Publication: N/A
Library: Disability Lawyers and Legal Rights Publications

Synopsis: EEOC affirms decision certifying nationwide class of deaf civilian employees and applicants in case against the United States Air Force. The class consists of over 700 Deaf civilian employees and applicants nationwide at each Air Force military base, who have experienced similar discrimination at base after base. Sean Betouliere of Disability Rights Advocates and Wendy Musell of the Law Offices of Wendy Musell, counsel for the class, applaud the EEOC’s decision.

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Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)

CART is the instant translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer and real-time software. The text produced by the CART service can be displayed on a computer monitor, projected onto a screen, combined with a video presentation to appear as captions, or otherwise made available using other transmission and display systems. CART is widely used by Deaf people who are not fluent in American Sign Language.

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