ADA Titles IV and V
By Cindy Powell
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title IV mandates television access for people with speech and hearing disabilities. Federally funded public service announcements must be closed captioned.
Title IV also requires that telephone companies provide interstate and intrastate telecommunications relay services (TRS) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Utilizing
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enforces Title IV. For more information, please contact 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322); TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322); Fax: 1-866-418-0232; 445 12th Street SW; Washington, DC 20554;
Most of the miscellaneous provisions in Title V apply to all titles of the ADA. Provisions include:
ADA Basic Building Blocks, a free introductory web course, is available to those who wish to learn more about the ADA. Free continuing education units and Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) credit might be available. For more information, please see www.adabasics.org/.
Over the past four decades, Disability Educator and Sign Language Instructor Cindy Powell has advised businesses, employers, government agencies and nonprofits about best practices with people with disabilities.
Cindy provides customized training on the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), tax incentives and other helpful topics, such as disability etiquette and service animals. Ms. Powell also provides customized sign language training.
Cindy has served on local, state and national disability organization Boards of Directors. Ms. Powell was recipient of International Association of Workforce Professionals' 2006 Services to Specialized Populations award. Cindy’s disability articles appear in print and online.
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