Legislator Joshua Lafazan Proposes Amendment
to Nassau County’s Human Rights Law to Accommodate Individuals with Impaired Hearing
WHAT: Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury) will unveil legislation that would amend the Nassau County Human Rights Law to clarify the reasonable accommodations available to employees or prospective employees with impaired hearing.
Filed on Friday, June 14, Legislator Lafazan’s proposal would amend the Human Rights Law to permit “persons with impaired hearing to use hearing aids and other such auxiliary aids to effectively make aurally-delivered information available to such persons.”
According to the National Association for the Deaf, it is estimated that 48 million Americans are deaf or hard of hearing. Legislator Lafazan’s proposal to amend the County’s Human Rights Law would ensure these individuals have access to the same opportunities as those who are not hearing impaired.
WHO: Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan will be joined by members of the Democratic Minority Legislative Caucus, Mill Neck School for the Deaf Executive Director Loretta Murray, Coordinator of Employment Service Marta Reeger and Employment Specialist Leah McCloskey.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
TIME: 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building
1550 Franklin Avenue (Media Room)
Mineola, N.Y. 11501