The Speaker: Brian Determan, an ASL – native deaf individual, serves as a Deafness Resource Specialist with Communication Axess Ability Group for Houston and surrounding counties. The Deafness Resource program is funded by TX DARS (Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services) – Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. Brian works with agencies and service providers regarding their access obligations under the Americans and 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.
Saturday, November 21, 2009 – 1:00 to 3:00pm
FREE EVENT for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Others are invited, too! Family, friends, parents, professionals, etc.)
- Do it Yourself!
- Know your rights!
- How to get an interpreter
Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library
(Conference room – upstairs)
Houston, TX 77006
Accommodations for participants such as real time captioning (C.A.R.T.) or sign to voice interpreter services must be requested by Wednesday, November 18, 2009 by noon.