Career / Employment


  The summit will be held on Friday, October 9th from 12-4PM ES via Zoom.  Spaces are limited!

The Information Technology Summit will provide an opportunity for employers to connect with talented Gallaudet University students who are Information Technology and Business majors.  Students will learn from you about emerging trends in IT including Cybersecurity, Web and Program Development. Students will also meet professionals in the field, both hearing and deaf, who will inspire them to consider the many shapes and forms of careers in Information Technology.

To register for this event, please visit:…


TIME:  12pm - 1pm CST; 1pm - 2pm EST


Join CSD Works, Gallaudet University, Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and the National Association for the Deaf to learn more about hiring deaf and hard-of-hearing employees - now and beyond.

Moderated by Kristy Ramos of CSD Works, our panel of experts will share their experiences of hiring and onboarding deaf and hard-of-hearing employees during these unusual times. Employers are welcome to join us to learn about inclusive and accessible hiring practices that can be used now and going forward.


- Samantha Moreno, Recruiter at HEB's Disability Bridges

- Regina Kiperman-Kiselgof, Assistant Director at the Center on Employment at RIT/NTID

- Anjali Desai-Margolin. Career Center Consultant at Gallaudet University

- Angel Enriquez, Senior Manager at Amazon's Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion Organization



Event Sponsored By: Hearing Loss Association of America Chattanooga Chapter                                                                                                            

A "Heroes With Hearing Loss" Presentation

Program developed by Hamilton CapTel 

  • Free breakfast
  • Program and discussion
  • College information for veteran
  • Hearing Loss Association Display

Heroes With Hearing Loss raises awareness and initiates meaningful dialog about shared hearing loss experiences among veterans, their families and friends-- the Heroes With Hearing Loss program is a platform of engagement, providing insightful solutions and successful lifestyle-focused results.

*A service officer will be present to assist with claims.


Chattanooga Area Employment Consortium Disability Awards Luncheon

The Convention and Trade Center
1100 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37401

11:30 am till 1:30pm

Al Scarbrough

To honor the 2014 Award Recipients for Employers and Employees from Hamilton County

See registration form attached.  Deadline for registration is October 1, 2014.


A free all-inclusive retreat at YMCA Camp Widjiwagan designed to guide high school students who are deaf or hard of hearing through the college and job application process. (Lots of fun activities too: Motivational speaking, recreational Activities, visual/hands on Learning, college recruiting, team building activities, and the opportunity to meet professionals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.) Saturday only registration is available. 


Join us for the second annual FREE all-inclusive retreat opened to all 9th-12th grade students who are deaf and hard or hearing in Tennessee. At the retreat, students will get assistance filling out college applications and job applications as well as learn from successful Deaf/HH adults about their college and work experiences.

The retreat will be held at Camp Hillmont in White Bluff, TN. Transportation is available from Nashville to and from the retreat. Detailed information will be sent August, 2014. Email for more information.


Community Conversation held at Tennessee for the Deaf.

Join us for a facilitated discussion about our community!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Topics include: Employment Access, Barriers to Services, and Improving Services for YOU!!

ASL Interpreters and CART will be available.


Sponsored by Disability Rights Tennessee, the Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon (DEAL) is the largest disability employment event in Tennessee. Designed to increase awareness about and commitment to Employment First as a sustainable business policy, this event brings together over 350 people from nonprofit, government, and business sectors to learn how to build an inclusive workforce.

Did You Know?

Businesses that are inclusive of people with disabilities – in recruitment, retention, and advancement – benefit from a wider pool of talent, skills, and creative business solutions. Additionally, work environments that are flexible and open to the talents of all qualified individuals, including those with disabilities, actually promote workplace success for everyone.

Disability Rights Tennessee is thrilled to welcome Ernie Dianastasis as our 2021 Keynote Speaker. 

Ernie Dianastasis is Founder and CEO of The Precisionists, Inc. (TPI), a global administrative services and information technology company focused on employing 10,000 people with disabilities by the year 2025.

TPI is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, but is national in its focus. Creating meaningful careers for people with disabilities while delivering world class service to customers is a passion for Ernie.

In 2018, The Precisionists received the prestigious national award from the Autism Society of America, for being the company to do the most to advance employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Prior to this Ernie was a senior executive at the IT company CAI, and he grew it to become one of the three largest IT firms in Philadelphia market.

Prior to joining CAI Ernie was with the IBM Corporation. He earned a B.S. degree in Finance and an M.B.A. in Management from Lehigh University.

Ernie and his wife Jennifer reside in Wilmington, Delaware, with their two children, John and Paisley.

This is an informal session on the RID-NAD Code of Professional Conduct. Examples, real or otherwise, will be used to illustrate questions about the Code. .4 RID CEUs

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold an Open Meeting on Promoting Quality Closed Captioning to Make Television Programming Accessible to All:  The Commission will consider a Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that addresses the quality and technical compliance of closed captioning on television programming to ensure that video programming is fully accessible to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

It will also be webcast with captions at: