Redefining Self-Advocacy

Abstract: The end goal is to build self-confidence in our ability to navigate the complex process of requesting access in the government setting.

Summary: Effective advocacy for communication access has been a long-time concern of ours. The end goal is to build self-confidence in our ability to navigate the complex process of requesting for access. This session will bring awareness to ever changing trends in workplace accommodations available to our deaf community. Amanda is devoted to teaching deaf individuals the modern way to self-advocate while using creative strategies to obtain effective communication. The content of the curriculum includes concepts of self-esteem and self-determination, the ADA law, online learning accessibility, and preparing for self-advocacy.

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