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Communication Access and Empowerment for the D/HH – Waco

“Communication Access and Empowerment for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing” – Waco

If you don’t think that participating in this workshop would be fun and
beneficial, answer the questions below:

1) Have you gotten arrested and jailed without an interpreter?
2) Does a private doctor’s office have to employ at least 15 employees
before providing an interpreter or other auxiliary aid/service?
3) Does a Social Security office have to follow ADA?
4) Under the ADA, are employers required to pay for interpreters or other
auxiliary aid/service for their Deaf/hard of hearing employees?
5) Have you ever been confused about what ADA really says about who provides
an interpreter or other auxiliary aid/service?

If you answer “Yes” to at least one of the above questions, come to my
training to find out and to have fun learning. The training would empower
you to learn how to self-advocate as a Deaf or Hard of Hearing individual.
The training is scheduled and located at:

Monday, February 21, 2011
6:00pm to 8:00pm

West Waco Library & Genealogy Center – Conference room
5301 Bosque Blvd., Suite 275 (near Waco High School)
Waco, TX 76710

Light refreshments will also be provided on a first-come, first-served
basis.

The Speaker-

Brian Determan, an ASL-native deaf individual, serves as the Deafness
Resource Specialist 7A, through Communication Axess Ability Group, for a
program funded by Texas DARS (Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative
Services) – Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. He works with
various agencies and service providers regarding their access obligations
under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. His
training will empower deaf or hard of hearing individuals with knowledge of
their civil rights and how to self-advocate.

Accommodations for participants such as real time captioning (C.A.R.T.) or
sign to voice interpreter services must be requested by Friday, February 18,
2011 by noon. Email to: [email protected] or
[email protected] or call the office at VP/Direct 512-410-1786.

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