Access to Gainful Employment- Self-Advocacy Starts Here

Access to Gainful Employment- Self-Advocacy Starts Here

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My name is Bianca Walker, and I am a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist at Deaf Action Center (DAC). It’s been a while since we’ve served you, and I would like to support you in any way I can. I aim to promote equal access and opportunity through advocacy services and teach self-advocacy skills to help you succeed.

I am sending this email with a list of resources and flyers as a starting point for the many services I can provide. You’ll find the following flyers attached to this website:

  • Other Services I Can Provide
  • Employment Self-Advocacy and Civil Rights
  • TWC Local Counselors

Are you looking for a job?

Need more support finding a job? 

If you are interested in getting more support in finding a job, preparing for a job interview, or starting a new career, go through your local Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services. They have many free resources and may even help you go back to school. You can find your local office here. I have also included a list of local counselors so you can choose the one closest to you.

Already have a job and need support requesting accommodations?

Do you need help requesting the accommodations you need at your current job? Have you already used the self-advocacy tools provided in this email, communicated your requests with your supervisors, and filed a complaint in writing to your HR department?

Review this resource from The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) called Hearing Disabilities in the Workplace, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. This document explains how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to job applicants and employees who are deaf or hard of hearing or have other hearing conditions.

You can also review THIS resource from EEOC of 100+ other cases the EEOC has taken on due to employment discrimination regarding deaf and hard of hearing employees.

Finally, one more resource is NAD’s Advocacy Letters. 

Need more support with your job? 

I look forward to working with you and helping you succeed. As a Deaf or HOH person, you may have to advocate for yourself when it comes to making reasonable requests for accommodation. We understand this can be tough for many reasons. If you are interested in meeting 1:1 with me so I can provide you with more guidance and support with your employment situation, please schedule a meeting with me below:

Schedule a phone meeting HERE

Schedule an appointment at the Dallas DAC Office HERE


Bianca Walker (Dallas)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist
VP 214-295-9654
Email: [email protected]

Sheila Grady (Fort Worth)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist
Email: [email protected]

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