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    FREE WEBINAR: Ethical Considerations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in Employment Settings


    Please register for this webinar on Jan 31, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST at:


    Earn 0.2 DHHS-BEI CEUs! (Ethics)

    Dates: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    Time: 6:00—8:00 pm CST

    Cost: FREE
    Have you, as an interpreter, witnessed discrimination against your client in the workplace setting while you are on the job? What can you do in those situations without overstepping ethical boundaries?

    Amanda Tuite, Communication Access Specialist, will discuss Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits companies from discriminating against Deaf employees. The role of an interpreter when encountering discrimination will be discussed, and participants will come away equipped with strategies to apply in those situations.

    The participants will be able to:
    - describe the basic requirements of the ADA under Title I regarding communication access for persons who are Deaf or hard of hearing
    - clarify common misconceptions regarding the ADA, Title I and how it applies to sign language interpreters
    - utilize strategies to educate consumers and refer to appropriate resources within the role of an interpreter.

    Register here!


    Email dhhs.webinar@hhsc.state.tx..us or call (512) 982-1709 with questions.  This webinar will be presented in American Sign Language (ASL); voice interpretation will be provided.

    To earn CEUs, participants must take a pre-test (link in registration confirmation email) and a post-test (link sent following the webinar), and also remain actively engaged in the webinar via random interactive polls throughout the session.  If you need RID CEUs, contact an RID CEU provider in advance of the session to request PINRA approval to earn CEUs.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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