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Lawsuit Against DC Housing Authority Claims Deaf Women Were Denied Interpreters

A U.S. District Court lawsuit filed by two deaf women and a non-profit aimed at maximizing the self-sufficiency of deaf adults claims the District of Columbia Housing Authority discriminated against the women by repeatedly failing to provide them with interpreters.

05/08/2013

According to government labor data, of the 29 million working-age Americans with a disability — those who are 16 years and older — 5.2 million are employed. That's 18 percent of the disabled population and is down from 20 percent four years ago. The employment rate for people without a disability was 63 percent in February. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

Decrease Seen In Employed Americans With Disabilities

According to government labor data, of the 29 million working-age Americans with a disability — those who are 16 years and older — 5.2 million are employed. That’s 18 percent of the disabled population and is down from 20 percent four years ago. The employment rate for people without a disability was 63 percent in February.

03/25/2013

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