Know Your Rights as an Employee, who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing? – Austin

Know Your Rights as an Employee, Who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing? – Austin

South Austin/San Marcos – October 21, 2013
North Austin/Round Rock – October 22, 2013
Listen up!   Here are questions for you all.

1) What employers are covered by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and when is the coverage effective?
2) Can an employer require medical examinations or ask questions about a disability (deaf or hard of hearing)?
3) Who is a qualified individual with a disability (deaf or hard of hearing)?
4) When is an employer required to make a reasonable accommodation (i.e., an interpreter or communication access realtime translation (CART))?

If you are not sure or don’t know at least one answer for any of the above questions, come to our training to find out and to have fun learning.  The training would increase your knowledge of your rights and to empower you to self-advocate as an employee, who is deaf or hard of hearing.  The training of your choice is scheduled and located at:

South Austin/San Marcos
Monday, October 21, 2013

6:30pm to 8:30pm
Austin Public Library – Manchaca Road Branch
5500 Manchaca Road
Austin, TX 78745
For a bus Route:  text at 512-981-6221 or check out

North Austin/Round Rock
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

6:30pm to 8:30pm
1016 La Posada Drive, Suite 142
Austin, TX 78752
(Next block from SSA office)
For a bus Route:  text at 512-981-6221 or check out

Light Refreshments will be provided for each of these two trainings.

The Speaker:
Brian Determan, an ASL-user 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 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by 5pm. Email to: [email protected] or call the office at VP/Direct 512-481-7707.

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