The Department of Justice has investigated hundreds and hundreds of complaints about the failure to provide effective communication. Historically, they have received more complaints about failure to provide effective communication than any other issues they have dealt with. Join this session to learn about the obligations of medical providers, lawyers, tax preparers, local and state government agencies, social service providers, etc. to ensure that their customers are able to communicate with them. Learn what "effective" means; what you need to do to ensure that you are prepared to respond to requests; what type of notice you should give to your customers about requesting accommodations if needed and some of the best practices that are used.