Deaf Awareness Week Events Sept 12th-18th

We, the Deaf Awareness Week 2010 are excited to present the deaf and hard of hearing community the new and upcoming Deaf Awareness Week events from September 12 – 18th, 2010. We have a week long events and are very excited with the planning for the week. Please feel free to see the week long events we have going on. We hope you will join us for this fun filled week!


Sunday – Wednesday | More info at
Sun Mon Tues Wed
Sept 12th
Deaf Awareness Week Kick Off
Kemah Board Walk
3pm to closing
(outdoor) – Water Fountain
(indoor) – Joes Crab Shack
There are free and paid parking (up to $10)
Sept 13th
Multicultural & Diversity

HCC Adminstration Bldg – Auditorium 3rd floor (Tall bldg where you see “HCC”)
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sept 14th
Astros vs Brewers
Minute Maid Park
7:05 p.m.
Order them online! Use HDA2010 for special code. For more info go to
Sept 15th

Thursday – Saturday | More info at
Thurs Fri Sat
Sept 16th
Educational Day
Lone Star College – CyFair
Located at Theatre followed by the Conference Center
9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m
Sept 17th
DPHHH and Social
Sherlock’s Pub on Grey Rd
7 p.m. to closing
Sept 18th
Booth Day
Multicultural Center
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Banquet and Awards Night
Westin Oaks Hotel
7:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Adults Only

Booth – Sept 18th 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We have a maximum of 40 booths for this event. If you need a booth, fill out the booth application and email to let us know you are interested. The event will be held at:

Multipurpose Center off West Grey
1475 West Gray
Houston, Texas 77019
Booth Application

Banquet – Sept 18th 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Update: Deadline to purchase ticket is Sept 11th. Hurry!
Come out to the Banquet and Awards Night – We will be presenting some awards to folks in Houston for their contribution to the Deaf Community. Only 200 seats available so – come on out and enjoy the DEAF Night. Tickets are $50.00 per person.
Buy your tickets now and RSVP to or

Adults Only!
Dress code is BUSINESS CASUAL – Dress to impress!

Please see for more information or follow @HoustonDAW on Twitter.

About Billy Koch

Billy Koch, a deaf professional who works in the IT industry, currently works for The Methodist Hospital System for MITIE as a IT Project Coordinator. Billy has over 15 years of IT experience behind him. Billy is the son of a deaf parents, and has a deaf brother as well. He grew up in a mainstream program with no deaf education program. He was first exposed to the deaf culture when he attended Gallaudet University for his Bachelors from 91-96. Billy has a MBA from West Texas A&M, and is currently the Executive Director of Greater Houston Deaf Connections, a non-profit organizations that focuses on education, advocacy, and support for deaf and hard of hearing people. He is an aspiring guy who wants to also educate the community of what they can do and what they can achieve.

3 responses to “Deaf Awareness Week Events Sept 12th-18th”

  1. JIMMY PETITT says:

    i would like enjoy fun deaf people, i want need send to me email new thank you

  2. Honey Miles says:

    I would like to say that I have met a few Deaf People and I love being around them, they give me a different look on the world. I pray that God allows me to one day find a friend that is Deaf and that we can enjoy each other in this world… I’m going to school to become an “Interpreter” and I hope to be a help one day? Amen…

  3. Hello! This message is for Billy Koch and anyone else interested/knowledgeable about web accessibility. I read here in the “about” Billy Koch that Billy does web development work on the side and has over 14 years of IT experience.

    I’m submitting the link to our introduction/welcome page. You can see me in the ASL vlog. I’m hoping Billy will contact me directly!

    I am the Assistant Accessibility Editor here at the University of Texas at Austin and also work for the National Association of the Deaf as their Ambassador from 2010-2012.

    Thanks for your time!

    all best,
    Rachel Mazique

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