Workshop: “Sexual Harassment? No Interpreter? #DO-DO YOU?” – Austin

Sexual Harassment? No Interpreter? #DO-DO YOU? – Austin

Co-conducted by Safe Place –Deaf Services and CAAG of Austin

As a Deaf or Hard of Hearing individual in a work environment, have you
ever experienced any of the following:

1) Feeling unsure if someone else’s behavior is a sexual harassment?
2) Feeling “trapped” because of communication barriers?
3) Discrimination because your request for a qualified interpreter or
another accommodation to ensure effective communication to discuss a
sexual harassment situation was denied?
4) Not knowing your civil rights?

If you answered “Yes” to at least one of the above questions, come
learn how to self-advocate as a Deaf or Hard of Hearing individual.
There are ways you can handle sexual harassment or disability
discrimination by self-advocating for your rights or get advocacy
services. When this does not work, there are specific guidelines to
follow in filing complaints with various agencies. Come learn how to
improve your life and the life of others in the most positive ways
possible. The training is scheduled and located at:

DATE: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

TIME: 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm

Austin Public Library – Carver Branch (Central-East Austin)
1161 Angelina St.
Austin, TX 78702
Bus Route: 2, 4, 6

Light Refreshments will be provided.

CAAG & SafePlace

The Speakers Terese Rognmo is the Advocate/Educator for the Deaf
Services program at SafePlace. SafePlace is a non-profit organization
that provides services for women, children, men who are currently or
have recently experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
Terese provides case management (i.e., safety planning, assist with
legal referrals, provides basic items, connections to other agencies,
etc.) and community trainings (i.e., healthy relationships, bullying,
bystander, domestic violence, etc.). The Deaf Services program is free
and we practice confidentiality.

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
(DHHS). 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

Accommodations for participants such as real time captioning (C.A.R.T.)
or sign to voice interpreter services must be requested by Thursday,
May 17, 2012 by 5:00pm. Email to: [email protected] or call
the office at VP/Direct 512-481-7707.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.