To develop greater capacity for 1-on-1 advocacy among technical assistance providers specializing in services for deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind individuals.
Greater access to a variety of one-on-one advocacy services, including:
- Active Advocacy / Navigator: Hands-on, in person support.
- Empowerment: Providing assistance while encouraging and supporting independence.
- Modeling advocacy / training on self-advocacy: Supporting an individual with knowledge, skills, and modeling/roleplaying to address a barrier (modeling/roleplaying defined as allowing someone to experience a possible situation and discuss what appropriate responses would be).
- Paperwork / Information: Assisting with filling out paperwork, especially in a second language.