|The Impetus Behind Closed
Gave Voice to Society 's Voiceless
BY EDWARD N. EISEN
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A New Civil Right is unique because it offers the only comprehensive
overview of all federal laws and regulations on telecommunications
access for people with hearing loss — both the
history of those laws and their contents. "I wanted to share with
people," she says, "how extraordinary these struggles were."
The book also lays out a road map for how people in the future
can continue to shape public policy in this field.
Her efforts have been applauded by the deaf and hard of
hearing community with scores of letters and accommodations,
among them an award presented by the National Association for