A day’s work is working with families of very young children who have just been diagnosed as deaf. They come to Katzenbach overwhelmed I get to reassure these parents that they are not alone, and that their child has a bright future. I get to be a part of their journey from the beginning as they learn about the Deaf community, Deaf Culture and ASL. Without the ADA my students, friends and colleagues wouldn’t have the right to be taught in ASL, or to work in an environment where there are no language barriers. Thank you to the ADA for making my job possible and so much more accessible through the use of closed captions on videos that I use in my classroom, Video Relay Services to communicate with my Deaf parents, Interpreters that provide access to professional development, and so much more.