Deaf Woman in Florida May Not Get Live Interpreter During Childbirth

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Deaf consumer Margaret Weiss at her home in Boynton Beach.

From West Palm Beach, Florida – To the disappointment of a deaf Boynton Beach woman, it is likely a sign language interpreter on a computer screen — instead of a real person by her bedside — will guide her through the birth of her second child next week.

In a case that may be a first in the nation, U.S. Magistrate James Hopkins issued a report on Monday, finding that Margaret Weiss did not prove that a video conferencing-like system Bethesda Hospital East plans to use violates her rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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