“ADVOCACY FOR HEARING LOSS:
CAN WE REQUEST SOMETHING ELSE THAN JUST FM LOOP SYSTEM?”
WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 2017
TIME: 6:30pm to 8pm
Communication Axess Ability Group
1016 La Posada Drive, Suite 142
Austin, TX 78752
Across the hall from the only drinking water fountain on the first floor
We are excited to have a guest speaker, Olivia Rains, Assistive Technology and Marketing Specialist, with Texas Technology Access Program – University of Texas at Austin, come and share what her program can do for individuals with hearing loss and/or disabilities. The following is a session “How to Request a Reasonable Accommodation or Auxiliary Service” presented by Brian Determan, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist, funded by HHSC –Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing through the Communication Axess Ability Group.
HEY, I HAVE SEVERAL QUESTIONS FOR YOU.
1. As an individual, who is deaf or hard of hearing or has hearing loss, have you ever got stuck with one assistive listening device that is ineffective or no longer effective, and you know what else to do?
2. Do you ever wish to try different assistive devices before you determine which works for you, but you don’t know if they are available before you purchase the right one?
3. In a meanwhile, are you clueless or not sure with how to appropriately make a reasonable accommodation request in your workplace or to request a specific auxiliary service in a place that is open to the public?
If you answer “Yes” to one or more above questions, you are encouraged to attend the training to become aware with the available tools and/or resources used by individuals with hearing loss to help improve their quality of life and increase their independence.
RSVP for ACCOMMODATIONS
Ms. Rains will use her own voice for her presentation, and a voice interpretation will be provided for Mr. Determan’s. If you need real-time captions or other accommodations, please call 512-593-8999 or email [email protected] and must be submitted by Friday, October 20, 2017 at noon.
Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened or Deaf-Blind Citizens, Community Partners, Employers, VR Counselors, and others
THE ACCESS SPECIALIST PROJECTS ADMINISTERED BY CAAG WITH FUNDS PROVIDED BY HHSC, OFFICE FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING SERVICES