Deaf Advocates Blast Bill To Create Brochure for Parents
Deaf-advocacy groups are lobbying against a bill (AB 2072), by Assembly member Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), that would direct a 13-member panel to create an informational brochure for parents with a diagnosed deaf child. Advocates argue that the measure promotes cochlear implants and does not incorporate perspectives from the deaf community. The bill has passed the Assembly and is awaiting a vote in the Senate.
- "Deaf Activists Oppose Brochure for Parents" (Ferriss, Sacramento Bee, 8/20).