Detra Stewart provides a hands-on approach to ensure American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance through her comprehensive training. She takes participants through a step-by-step experience addressing compliance issues in a thought-provoking and engaging way.
This training provides a breakdown of legal mandates, misconceptions about hearing loss, and the tools needed to ensure effective services while helping you avoid costly litigation.
$500 MILLION TO $1.5 BILLION IS SPENT EVERY YEAR ON ADA LITIGATION AND SETTLEMENTS
HEARING LOSS DOESN'T HAVE TO COST ...
...Walmart paid in a disability discrimination case against a disabled employee.
...Wells Fargo gave to settle an ADA lawsuit for not meeting the needs of deaf customers.
...Greyhound paid to customers who experienced disability discrimination on their transit.
WHAT WE DO
WHAT WE DO
Detra is an expert focusing on ADA compliance issues, including those affecting individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and deaf-blind. She has developed training curriculums and conducted seminars throughout the state of Texas.
Detra has a B.S. Degree in Deaf Education, is certified as an ADA Coordinator, and as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. As a registered respiratory therapist Ms. Stewart has more than 25 years of critical care experience and can present as an expert witness in litigation involving people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Her customized one-of-a-kind trainings are a result of her combined personal and professional experience.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"Detra’s grasp of the ADA as it pertains to the deaf and hard of hearing is paralleled only by her ability to train those with disabilities of their rights under the law. She is passionate in her interpretation and teaching of American Sign Language and is a tireless advocate for those that require the use of this language in their treatment within the Healthcare setting."
- David Balat, Director of the Right on Healthcare initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation
"I was particularly impressed by Detra’s ability to engage other professionals in going beyond surface issues to identify underlying causes and concerns. That skill is rare in my experience, but it seemed to come perfectly naturally to her. Not only is she an experienced interpreter, but she is also extremely knowledgeable about topics related to disability, access, and applicable laws. Her presentation style reflects her dynamic interpersonal skills, as well as her genuine passion, expertise, and concern about her subject matter. Her workshops and trainings are a must have!"
- Joyce K. Christian R.N. B.A Patient Advocate, University of Miami Hospital Miami, Florida
"Working with Detra was a pleasure and an extremely rewarding experience. From the beginning she was fully committed to protecting the clients' rights, and she did so throughout the case professionally, efficiently, and most of all, passionately. She was knowledgeable and thoroughly prepared, and it was in large part thanks to her testimony that we were able to resolve our case. I highly recommend her with no reservation and look forward to working with her as an expert witness again soon!"
- Efrén C. Olivares, Regional Legal Director, Texas Civil Rights Project
"Detra Stewart employs her extensive knowledge about deaf culture as well as statutes like the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and others to fight for social justice for her clients. I commend her for her significant contributions to the work of the Texas Advisory Committee on Qualifications for Healthcare Translators and Interpreters."
- Mary Esther Diaz, Member of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care
"I've had the pleasure of working with Detra in both litigation and education settings. Detra is an invaluable asset at all stages of the litigation process, and her years of both professional and personal experience show in her ability to illuminate compliance issues and propose creative solutions to them. As a veterans' rights attorney who works with many individuals with hearing impairments, I especially appreciate the knowledge and expertise Detra provides to those advocating on behalf of this group. We were lucky to work with her and hope to do so again in the future."
- Emma Hilbert, Veterans' Rights Attorney, Texas Civil Rights Project