Bill Passed which Requires ASL Interpreters at All Emergency Press Conferences
At Mill Neck, we strive everyday to empower Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. After months of advocating for the Deaf community to the Nassau County Legislators, we at Mill Neck are proud to state that yesterday, April 25, 2018 marks a significant change, which ensures that those who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing will receive equal access during an emergency situation in Nassau County.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran signed a bill stating that American Sign Language Interpreters shall be provided at all emergency press conferences held in Nassau County. This bill was announced and submitted by Legislator Josh Lafazan–who serves for the 18th District of the Nassau County Legislature–at Mill Neck’s Day Habilitation Program in Hicksville, N.Y.
“As a County, it is our responsibility to ensure that the Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals have access to the same kind of information that is provided to others in emergency situations,” said Legislator Lafazan.
We thank you Legislator Josh Lafazan and County Executive Laura Curran for helping us continue our dedication to create a world in which Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are included and embraced as equals.