Deaf Action Center

Deaf Action Center Equipping Others. Promoting Understanding. Eliminating Barriers. Providing the deaf and hard of hearing communities the compassion, understanding and tools needed to live and work collaboratively.

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Before you check out for the holidays, tune in to one of our FREE virtual workshops on Saturday, December 4th with Deaf ...
11/19/2021

Before you check out for the holidays, tune in to one of our FREE virtual workshops on Saturday, December 4th with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist Leele Girma! Learn more about how to work with VRS interpreters to conduct a smooth and effective interview over the phone. For more information, contact Leele at [email protected] or register using the link below to see what this workshop is all about!

Register here: https://tfaforms.com/4883327

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Before you check out for the holidays, tune in to one of our FREE virtual workshops on Saturday, December 4th with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist Leele Girma! Learn more about how to work with VRS interpreters to conduct a smooth and effective interview over the phone. For more information, contact Leele at [email protected] or register using the link below to see what this workshop is all about!

Register here: https://tfaforms.com/4883327

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11/17/2021

It’s almost time for another episode of Dialing in with Dayday! Don’t forget to tune in LIVE on our page tomorrow at 2:00 pm Central to learn more about mobile device accessibility from our guests Sarah Morrison and Keith Clark.

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11/16/2021
Disability Offices

Did you know... State-funded colleges and universities have their own disability offices to provide services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.

Have you reached out to your disability office for support? We can help you: https://dactexas.org/services/advocacy/

[gif description: white background with light blue circle in top left corner and black and white sketch of female with her hair in a bun wearing a patterned top and gold earrings in top right corner; she is signing KNOW-THAT over and over. Dark blue letters DYK are below the gif on the left. White text on a dark blue banner says “State-funded colleges and universities have their own disability offices to provide services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Have you reached out to your disability office for support?” DACTEXAS.ORG is in the bottom left corner in dark blue text and the DAC logo is in the bottom right corner.]

11/16/2021
Disability Offices ASL

Did you know... State-funded colleges and universities have their own disability offices to provide services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.

Have you reached out to your disability office for support? We can help you: https://dactexas.org/services/advocacy/

[video description: White background with a light blue circle in top left corner frames the video. An Ethiopian woman with her hair pulled back is shown signing a message in ASL. She is wearing a brown and blue plaid short sleeved blouse and sitting in front of a white wall. The DAC logo is in the top right corner. The letters DYK are shown in white below the video on the left and DACTEXAS.ORG is in the bottom left corner in dark blue text.]

11/16/2021

UPDATE: Our episode of Dialing in with Dayday is happening on THURSDAY this time! Mark your calendars for a special edition coming this Thursday!

We’re back!! October’s episode of Dialing in with Dayday has been rescheduled for THIS Thursday! Don’t miss this interview featuring special guests Sarah Morrison and Keith Clark as they discuss mobile phones and other telecommunication devices. Daymond will be streaming LIVE on our page Thursday, November 18th at 2:00 pm. See you there!

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There's still time to register for tomorrow's FREE virtual workshop! Use the link below to sign up now and join us to le...
11/12/2021

There's still time to register for tomorrow's FREE virtual workshop! Use the link below to sign up now and join us to learn more about hearing service dogs.

https://tfaforms.com/4883327

There's still time to register for tomorrow's FREE virtual workshop! Use the link below to sign up now and join us to learn more about hearing service dogs.

https://tfaforms.com/4883327

In need of a new smartphone, tablet, or other telecommunication device? STAP may be for you! Take a look at the flyer be...
11/10/2021

In need of a new smartphone, tablet, or other telecommunication device? STAP may be for you! Take a look at the flyer below to see if you may qualify for STAP services! Contact one of our STAP Specialists for more details:

Daymond Sands, STAP Specialist (Dallas)
[email protected]
(214) 991-1962 (text)
(469) 331-6668 (VP)

Gema De La O, STAP Specialist (Fort Worth)
[email protected]
(214) 448-1765 (text)
(682) 206-0206 (VP)

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In need of a new smartphone, tablet, or other telecommunication device? STAP may be for you! Take a look at the flyer below to see if you may qualify for STAP services! Contact one of our STAP Specialists for more details:

Daymond Sands, STAP Specialist (Dallas)
[email protected]
(214) 991-1962 (text)
(469) 331-6668 (VP)

Gema De La O, STAP Specialist (Fort Worth)
[email protected]
(214) 448-1765 (text)
(682) 206-0206 (VP)

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Our next Coffee Chat is right around the corner! Join us this Thursday for a FREE virtual presentation by Deaf and Hard ...
11/08/2021

Our next Coffee Chat is right around the corner! Join us this Thursday for a FREE virtual presentation by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist, Sheila Grady, to learn about how you can advocate for communication access when your car has been towed and taken to a storage facility. Bring your questions and meet us on Zoom at 9:30 am Thursday, November 11th!

Register here: https://bit.ly/3kjAdTA

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Our next Coffee Chat is right around the corner! Join us this Thursday for a FREE virtual presentation by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist, Sheila Grady, to learn about how you can advocate for communication access when your car has been towed and taken to a storage facility. Bring your questions and meet us on Zoom at 9:30 am Thursday, November 11th!

Register here: https://bit.ly/3kjAdTA

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Don't forget to register for tomorrow's FREE virtual workshop about communication access at work! Use the link below to ...
11/05/2021

Don't forget to register for tomorrow's FREE virtual workshop about communication access at work! Use the link below to sign up:

https://tfaforms.com/4883327

Don't forget to register for tomorrow's FREE virtual workshop about communication access at work! Use the link below to sign up:

https://tfaforms.com/4883327

Self-advocacy and communication access are important in all sorts of situations, but especially during emergencies. Do y...
11/04/2021

Self-advocacy and communication access are important in all sorts of situations, but especially during emergencies. Do you know how to advocate for yourself if your car is towed? Come learn about unique situations like this at our next Coffee Chat on Thursday, November 11th at 9:30 am. Registration is FREE and you can join from your home computer or mobile device through Zoom. Use the link below to register!

https://bit.ly/3mJd3r3

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Self-advocacy and communication access are important in all sorts of situations, but especially during emergencies. Do you know how to advocate for yourself if your car is towed? Come learn about unique situations like this at our next Coffee Chat on Thursday, November 11th at 9:30 am. Registration is FREE and you can join from your home computer or mobile device through Zoom. Use the link below to register!

https://bit.ly/3mJd3r3

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JOB OPENING: We have a temporary full-time position available for a Vaccine Outreach Organizer! Interested? Visit the li...
11/03/2021

JOB OPENING: We have a temporary full-time position available for a Vaccine Outreach Organizer! Interested? Visit the link below to learn more and apply today!

https://bit.ly/3CDH1Cx

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JOB OPENING: We have a temporary full-time position available for a Vaccine Outreach Organizer! Interested? Visit the link below to learn more and apply today!

https://bit.ly/3CDH1Cx

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11/02/2021
ARD Meetings

Did you know... The Deaf student is in charge of their ARD meetings.

To learn more about your rights, contact us: https://dactexas.org/services/advocacy/

[gif description: white background with light blue circle in top left corner and black and white sketch of female with her hair in a bun wearing a patterned top and gold earrings in top right corner; she is signing KNOW-THAT over and over. Dark blue letters DYK are below the gif on the left. White text on a dark blue banner says “The Deaf student is in charge of their ARD meetings. To learn more about your rights, contact us!” DACTEXAS.ORG is in the bottom left corner in dark blue text and the DAC logo is in the bottom right corner.]

11/02/2021
ARD Meetings ASL

Did you know... The Deaf student is in charge of their ARD meetings.

To learn more about your rights, contact us: https://dactexas.org/services/advocacy/

[video description: White background with a light blue circle in top left corner frames the video. An Ethiopian woman with her hair pulled back is shown signing a message in ASL. She is wearing a brown and blue plaid short sleeved blouse and sitting in front of a white wall. The DAC logo is in the top right corner. The letters DYK are shown in white below the video on the left and DACTEXAS.ORG is in the bottom left corner in dark blue text.]

UPDATE: We have selected the first, second, and third place winners for the DAC Senior Halloween Door Decorating Contest...
11/01/2021

UPDATE: We have selected the first, second, and third place winners for the DAC Senior Halloween Door Decorating Contest! Thank you to everyone who participated in decorating and voting.

Calling all DAC Facebook Friends! The seniors at MVP have been hard at work preparing for their door decorating contest ...
10/29/2021

Calling all DAC Facebook Friends!

The seniors at MVP have been hard at work preparing for their door decorating contest and are looking to YOU to help them pick a winner! Take a look at all 7 entries and cast your vote by "liking" the picture of your favorite door. Voting lasts until Sunday, October 31st, and the door with the most "likes" will be declared our winner next week.

Get ready for our second weekend workshop hosted by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist, Sheila Grady! Join this ...
10/29/2021

Get ready for our second weekend workshop hosted by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist, Sheila Grady! Join this FREE virtual workshop on Saturday, November 13th to learn more about hearing service dogs and the benefits they may provide for you or your loved ones. Register now and spread the word!

Register here: https://tfaforms.com/4883327

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Get ready for our second weekend workshop hosted by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist, Sheila Grady! Join this FREE virtual workshop on Saturday, November 13th to learn more about hearing service dogs and the benefits they may provide for you or your loved ones. Register now and spread the word!

Register here: https://tfaforms.com/4883327

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10/26/2021
Public Housing ASL

Did you know... Landlords in public housing that receive any funding from Section 8 or HUD programs must pay for and install flashing doorbells and other visual aid systems.

Contact us for more information: https://dactexas.org/services/advocacy/

[video description: White background with a light blue circle in top left corner frames the video. An Ethiopian woman with her hair pulled back is shown signing a message in ASL. She is wearing a brown and blue plaid short sleeved blouse and sitting in front of a white wall. The DAC logo is in the top right corner. The letters DYK are shown in white below the video on the left and DACTEXAS.ORG is in the bottom left corner in dark blue text.]

10/26/2021
Public Housing

Did you know... Landlords in public housing that receive any funding from Section 8 or HUD programs must pay for and install flashing doorbells and other visual aid systems.

Contact us for more information: https://dactexas.org/services/advocacy/

[gif description: white background with light blue circle in top left corner and black and white sketch of female with her hair in a bun wearing a patterned top and gold earrings in top right corner; she is signing KNOW-THAT over and over. Dark blue letters DYK are below the gif on the left. White text on a dark blue banner says “Landlords in public housing that receive any funding from Section 8 or HUD programs must pay for and install flashing doorbells and other visual aid systems.” DACTEXAS.ORG is in the bottom left corner in dark blue text and the DAC logo is in the bottom right corner.]

Ready for another Coffee Chat?? We’ve got you covered! Register now for our next session happening THIS Thursday, Octobe...
10/25/2021

Ready for another Coffee Chat?? We’ve got you covered! Register now for our next session happening THIS Thursday, October 28th, at 9:30 am. Join Sheila Grady as she explains the benefits of working with a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) and how to request one for your appointment or event.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3maM1bW

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Ready for another Coffee Chat?? We’ve got you covered! Register now for our next session happening THIS Thursday, October 28th, at 9:30 am. Join Sheila Grady as she explains the benefits of working with a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) and how to request one for your appointment or event.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3maM1bW

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Introducing: Weekend Workshops! Starting this November, our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialists will be providin...
10/22/2021

Introducing: Weekend Workshops! Starting this November, our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialists will be providing select workshops on Saturday afternoons. First up, we’re discussing accommodations in the workplace. Whether it’s a performance evaluation or a holiday party, learn more about how you can ensure access in all areas of work. Register now for this FREE virtual workshop!

Register here: https://tfaforms.com/4883327

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Introducing: Weekend Workshops! Starting this November, our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialists will be providing select workshops on Saturday afternoons. First up, we’re discussing accommodations in the workplace. Whether it’s a performance evaluation or a holiday party, learn more about how you can ensure access in all areas of work. Register now for this FREE virtual workshop!

Register here: https://tfaforms.com/4883327

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Unsure about what a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) does? Need more information about how to request one for your appoi...
10/21/2021

Unsure about what a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) does? Need more information about how to request one for your appointments or events? Look no further! Join Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist, Sheila Grady, next Thursday to learn more about working with CDIs.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2Zihgcz

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Unsure about what a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) does? Need more information about how to request one for your appointments or events? Look no further! Join Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist, Sheila Grady, next Thursday to learn more about working with CDIs.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2Zihgcz

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10/19/2021
Landlords and Condo Managers ASL

Did you know... Landlords and condominium managers must allow Deaf and Hard of Hearing tenants to modify their own rental unit or condominium.

Want to know more? Contact us: https://dactexas.org/services/advocacy/

[video description: White background with a light blue circle in top left corner frames the video. An Ethiopian woman with her hair pulled back is shown signing a message in ASL. She is wearing a brown and blue plaid short sleeved blouse and sitting in front of a white wall. The DAC logo is in the top right corner. The letters DYK are shown in white below the video on the left and DACTEXAS.ORG is in the bottom left corner in dark blue text.]

10/19/2021
Landlords and Condo Managers

Did you know... Landlords and condominium managers must allow Deaf and Hard of Hearing tenants to modify their own rental unit or condominium.

Want to know more? Contact us: https://dactexas.org/services/advocacy/

[gif description: white background with light blue circle in top left corner and black and white sketch of female with her hair in a bun wearing a patterned top and gold earrings in top right corner; she is signing KNOW-THAT over and over. Dark blue letters DYK are below the gif on the left. White text on a dark blue banner says “Landlords and condominium managers must allow Deaf and Hard of Hearing tenants to modify their own rental unit or condominium.” DACTEXAS.ORG is in the bottom left corner in dark blue text and the DAC logo is in the bottom right corner.]

10/13/2021

Update: We're still working to get our main phone line up and running. If you're trying to contact us, please send us an email or fill out one of our intake forms on our website at www.dactexas.org.

For Technology inquiries, contact Irasema Linet at [email protected] or Esther Kelly at [email protected]

For Access inquiries, contact Leele Girma at [email protected] or Sheila Grady at [email protected]

For STAP inquiries, contact Daymond Sands at [email protected] or Gema De La O at [email protected]

For Senior Citizen (SCOP) inquiries, contact Todd Hunter at [email protected]

For Youth (YETs) inquiries, contact Janira Benitez at [email protected]

For Interpreting services, contact Eric Patterson at [email protected] or email [email protected]

For all other questions, you can reach Leona Michael-Makelfa at [email protected] and she will direct you to the appropriate contact for assistance.

Thank you for your patience! We apologize for the inconvenience this may be causing to those trying to reach us right now.

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3110 Cedar Plaza Lane
Dallas, TX
75235

General information

Why we do it: • To make a positive difference in the lives of those who are involved in our community • To assist anyone at any age, whether Deaf or hard of hearing, to be successful. • To eliminate barriers to persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+12145210407

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Our hours of operation at 3110 Cedar Plaza Lane, Dallas, TX are 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

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I need to speak with Leele Girma ASAP! I was given her name and contact information. I left 2 messages on the VP. I am in need of an interpreter for my mother's graveside services in Dallas. I don't have all the information, I believe my brother Walter has that. All I know is that my mother will be buried at the National cemetery, my father will be buried there eventually. Please send me a private message so we can talk about my need for an interpreter. Thank you.
Our next set of KW-Signs ASL-Accessibility Certification classes. Save the dates. August 26th, September 2nd and 9th. Classes are taught by Deaf Action Center and Real Estate Interpreter Services.
Sachse High School is looking for an ASL teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Sachse is a 6A high school in the DFW and part of Garland ISD. If you are interested in applying for the position, please email your resume and letter of interest to [email protected]. Only certified teachers considered.
Thank you to Gema De La O with Deaf Action Center for another great class on DHH communication technology and resources. As well as to everyone who attended.
Help the Deaf Action Center with a new employee #onboarding project! This project will save them over $8,000 and will help them hire deaf and hard of hearing people who are often underemployed or unemployed 🦻💞 https://www.catchafire.org/volunteer/64880/deaf-action-center--new-employee-onboarding/
Today we had the 3rd class of our KW-Signs ASL-Accessible Business Certification. Those who took all 3 classes only need the Real Estate Interpreter Services Membership to be fully certified. If you missed it, next set of classes are in May. Thank you Gemma and Sheila with Deaf Action Center for all the support!
I'm Danny. I'm about 90 percentage deaf in one ear and completely deaf in the other. I filled for disability. And went to one of their Dr for my hearing. Is there a disability lawyer for me to talk to. Thanks
Today’s ASL-Accessible Business Certification class. We had participants from several states. Thank you everyone and Deaf Action Center and Real Estate Interpreter Services
We had a VERY successful first year. And, we couldn't have done it without you and all our community partners and advisors. @Deaf Action Center PURVIS Real Estate Training Institute Real Estate Interpreter Services Texas Deaf Chamber of Commerce
Calling all ITP/IPP Students, Precertified and Novice Interpreters! PASS THE WORD! This workshop will assist with improving your sign production. We will look at what is needed to improve clarity of sign production utilizing HOLMEs(parameters). Pick one day: either Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 7-9pm (ASL only) OR Friday, December 4, 2020, 7-9pm (Spoken English only). Here are the links for both workshops! Utilizing Parameters to Improve Your Clarity of Sign Production (ASL ONLY) https://www.eventbrite.com/x/using-parametersholmes-to-improve-clarity-of-sign-production-asl-only-tickets-128589331151 Utilizing Parameters to Improve Your Clarity of Sign Production (Spoken English ONLY) https://www.eventbrite.com/x/using-parameters-to-improve-clarity-of-sign-production-spoken-eng-only-tickets-128590488613
Hello! Our library would like to feature the deaf culture as part of our "Woke Wednesday" series for children for the month of December. We would love to have someone or some kids come and share for our video or we could do it via Zoom. We are open. If anyone is interested could you please email me [email protected].
does anyone know where you can get mask with clear part over the mouth so a deaf person can read lips?