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Connecticut Agency On Aging Settles ADA Case With Feds

Connecticut's Department on Aging has reached a settlement with the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut in a case involving a deaf person who accused the state agency of not providing sign language interpreters or other hearing assistance during some meetings and programs.

Under the settlement announced on Monday, the department must change its policies, practices, and training to make sure interpreter services are provided to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The settlement resolves an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint filed by an unnamed deaf individual.

Deirdre Daly , the U.S. attorney for Connecticut,  said people with disabilities must not be denied equal access to state services. She said the department fully cooperated with the investigation.

A message was left seeking comment with the Department on Aging.