Ethical Considerations of the ADA in Employment Settings: Webinar 4/17/18

Pre-Certified Interpreter Training Opportunity! Summer Institutes 2018

Texas Health and Human Services, Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) presents the following FREE training opportunity:

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

Please register for this webinar on April 17, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST at:

Earn 0.2 DHHS CEUs! (Ethics)

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Time: 6:00—8:00 pm CST

Presented by: Amanda Tuite, Communication Access Specialist

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!

Ethical Considerations of the ADA in Employment Settings webinar:

Email [email protected] or call (512) 982-1709 with questions. This webinar will be presented in American Sign Language (ASL); requests for accommodations must be made by April 3, 2018.

To earn DHHS CEUs (accepted by BEI), participants must take a pre-test (included in registration page) and a post-test, and also remain actively engaged in the webinar. If you need RID CEUs, contact an RID CEU provider in advance of the session to request PINRA approval to earn CEUs.

After registering and taking the pre-test, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If viewing in a group, please email [email protected] for further instructions.

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DHHS Training and Education

Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Rehabilitative & Social Services

Health, Developmental & Independence Services

4900 North Lamar Blvd.

P.O. Box 12904

Austin, Texas 78751

[email protected] | 512-982-1709