Webinar: What Interpreters Need to Know about the ADA 11/29/16

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) presents the following training opportunity:

What Interpreters Need to Know about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
*Free CEUs (Ethics and Interpreting)

Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 6:00—9:00 pm CST
Presented by: Amanda Tuite, Communication Access Specialist

What Interpreters Need to Know about the ADA
Join us for a webinar on November 29, 2016 at 6:00 PM CST.
Register now!

Free CEUs: .3 DHHS BEI CEUs (Ethics/Interpreting) are approved. CEUs provided are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) CEUs and are recognized and accepted by the Texas Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) as CEUs for Texas BEI certified interpreters. To earn CEUs each individual must be logged into the webinar system and participate in the interactive session, complete a pre-test and a post-test. These are not RID CEUs.

Participants will be able to:
– describe the basic requirements of the ADA regarding communication access for persons who are Deaf or hard of hearing
– clarify common misconceptions regarding the ADA and how it applies to sign language interpreters
– utilize strategies to educate consumers and refer to appropriate resources within the role of an interpreter
Presented by Amanda Tuite.

The training is provided in American Sign Language. Requests for a voice interpreter must be made by November 15, 2016. To request an interpreter or other auxiliary aids or services necessary for effective communication, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

About the presenter:

Born and raised in Texas, Amanda serves as a Communication Access Specialist at Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS), under the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Amanda has worked two years as an advocate on behalf of Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers who were denied access to communication. Amanda attended University of North Texas. Since then, she has given workshops on various topics such as Deaf Self Advocacy Training (DSAT), Disclosing your Disability, Law Enforcement Training, Soft Skills and also provides state wide advocacy training to empower people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing with knowledge of their disability rights. Amanda is a board member of Deaf Women United and volunteers her time with Deaf Women of Austin. She resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children.

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