Empower Yourself Houston


FREE Event for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
(Others are invited, too! Family, friends, parents, professionals, etc.)

Do it Yourself!
Know your rights!
How to get an interpreter

Saturday, November 21, 2009
1:00 to 3:00pm

Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library
(Conference room – upstairs)
4100 Montrose
Houston, Texas 77006

The Speaker

Brian Determan, an ASL-native deaf individual, serves as a Deafness Resource
Specialist with Communication Axess Ability Group for Houston and
surrounding counties. The Deafness Resource program is funded by TX DARS
(Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services) – Office for Deaf and
Hard of Hearing Services. Brian works with 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

Accommodations for participants such as real time captioning (C.A.R.T.) or
sign to voice interpreter services must be requested by Wednesday, November
18, 2009 by noon. Email to: [email protected] or contact Brian at his
office, VP/Direct 832-413-3844.

Brian Determan
Deafness Resource Specialist 6B
Communication Axess Ability Group

Funded by Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services –
Department of Assistive and Rehabiliative Services

1445 North Loop 610 West, Suite 910
Houston, TX 77008
TTY: 713-807-1176
Videophone: 832-431-3844
Fax: 713-807-1238
Email: [email protected]

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