Fri, Jan 28|
Redefining Your Access
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Time & Location
Jan 28, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
About the event
Join Amanda Tuite to learn about her journey as a business owner who is deaf and how she navigated the system with different tools for effective communication. As a Deaf business owner, you have to think fast on your feet to ensure you have equal access to opportunities, resources & information. Learn tips on self-advocacy strategies, share business resources, and most importantly of all, network with different business professionals who are also deaf or hard of hearing. What is Access Vine? Access Vine is a training and outreach service focusing on a wide range of topics such as self-advocacy skill-building, career exploration, mental health first aid, deaf culture awareness, and accessibility. The purpose of Access Vine is focused on increasing job opportunities for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. We will work with stakeholders around the state of Texas to bring about our vision of a world where people who are deaf and hard of hearing are given equal opportunities in the labor market. We are unique because we focus on building up the confidence within other companies to be more culturally conscious and accepting of qualified applicants who are deaf and hard of hearing. Not only do we work with entities, but we work with people with hearing loss who are of all ages on discovering their potential through identity development, personality assessment, career assessment, and building their brand. The Access Vine Resource Specialist Program is funded by the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, under the Texas Health and Human Services.