HEARD

HEARD’s mission is to identify and remove barriers that prevent the deaf from participating in and having equal access to the justice system by enhancing the competence, capacity, and capability of justice professionals to manage language access and ability rights issues; and to empower the Deaf Community through education and advocacy.

HEARD’s vision is to create a universally accessible American justice system that equitably serves individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.  Please consider a donation to support our work.

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Recent News

VIDEOPHONES TO BE INSTALLED IN CALIFORNIA PRISONS!
Many of you know that HEARD has been working for five years just to get videophones installed in jails and prisons across the nation. Check out this vlog with the latest huge win for our California community in our ongoing campaign. HEARD Intern Walter Hayslip-Pacut has the amazing Deaf Prisoner Phone Justice update for you in ASL!
SCOTUS nominations
Today Washington Post released what is said to be President Obama's shortlist of SCOTUS nominations. Among them, US District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. On September 11, 2015, she upbraided DC Corrections for denying accommodations to a Deaf prisoner.