Welcome to Deaf Self-Advocacy Training (DSAT)!
The NCIEC is proud to partner with the Deaf Community to bring you the Deaf Self-Advocacy Training program.
Effective advocacy for interpreting services has been a long-time concern of Deaf Community leaders. With RSA funding support since 2005, DSAT is a curriculum designed to be taught by Deaf, hard of hearing and DeafBlind trainers to other Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind consumers.
This specialized curriculum is devoted to teaching deaf individuals to self-advocate for effective interpreting services. The content of the curriculum includes concepts of self-esteem and self-determination, the law, ethics of working with interpreters, video relay interpreting, preparing for self-advocacy, and how to effectively tap resources.
The curriculum was first unveiled in 2010. Since that time more than 2,000 Deaf, hard of hearing and DeafBlind consumers have attended a DSAT consumer training and more than 250 Deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind individuals have been trained a DSAT Trainers.
Meet a few of our DSAT Trainers
The curriculum, available online, is free to anyone upon request. However, NCIEC is available to help you or your agency host a DSAT training.
For more information on DSAT, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.