This fact sheet from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) provides information on assistive devices for people with hearing, voice, speech, or language disorders.
The Virginia Relay Service is an important tool for those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, deaf-blind or vision impaired. It relays conversations between people who use specialized telecommunication equipment and people who use standard phones.
The Virginia Assistive Technology Device Warranties Act is a "lemon law" that protects consumers of assistive technology, including wheelchairs. The law is similar to the one that applies to motor vehicles with problems that affect their use, safety, or value, and guarantees the same protections to people who use assistive devices.