Access Vine, LLC
Access Vine, LLC
8900 Teresina Drive
Access Vine Mission:
Let's take on this journey to challenge everyone that deaf and hard of hearing people across the globe are capable of doing the same kind of work like everyone else. The ultimate goal is to teach each other to do better work. It’s more than just a phrase. It’s how we treat each other and our customers. Give yourself the ability to adapt to changes resulting from increased diversity in the workforce. Diversity and inclusion require distinct acknowledgment, understanding, and action. It can be assessed as the extent to which deaf and hard of hearing people are to be valued, respected, accepted, and encouraged to fully participate in any service, business, or organization. Expand your knowledge about different topics such as work accommodations, communication strategies, and so much more.
About the Trainer:
Amanda is a Deaf white woman who worked as a Communication Access Specialist with the Health and Human Services Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services in Austin, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, the daughter of an ENT surgeon and dedicated mother, Amanda was raised with the fundamentals of understanding the nature of deafness and hard of hearing populations from an early age. This helped spur a career as a Deafness Resource Specialist under an Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHHS) contract under the Communication Axess Ability Group (CAAG). In this role, she served for two years, exceeding goals and benchmarks. This allowed Amanda to build extensive ties with stakeholders and the deaf & hard of hearing population in HHSC Region 6.
Amanda’s comprehensive list of training accomplishments includes specific vocational rehabilitation-focused training for pre-employment transition service (Pre-ETS) groups, especially in Deaf Self-Advocacy Training. In addition to this, she has given presentations on topics varying from disability laws, providing disability-related law enforcement training, soft skills for deaf and hard of hearing, as well as cultural competency training for various external entities and stakeholders.
Amanda draws upon her personal experiences as a Deaf woman, married to a hard of hearing husband supplement her presentations with first-person narratives and experiences. She currently is an active member of the Deaf community. In addition, because of her active role in the Deaf community, she has served on several boards: Deaf Women United (4 years), Deaf Women of Houston (3 years), Deaf Women of Austin (2 years) and is a current Advisory board member for Deaf Women of Austin and Deaf Women of Houston.
10+ years of Experience
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