Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Amanda Tutt. I was born to deaf parents and started gradually losing my hearing around the age of three. I now identify as Deaf. I graduated from Texas Tech University (TTU) in 2018 with a degree in Graphic Design. While at TTU, I established and presided over a group called Tech Deaf Culture Alliance. This organization served to provide social and academic opportunities for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students at TTU within an environment that promoted Deaf culture.
What is your position at DAC?
I am the Vaccine Outreach Specialist and I help deaf communities in Texas have access to information about COVID-19 in ASL. I help answer questions and find vaccine and test locations for those wanting to get vaccinated and tested.
What else do you want readers to know?
I have a huge passion for ensuring equal access to resources in the deaf community. I believe one of the most powerful tools a deaf individual can have to succeed is knowledge. Not only does DAC help deaf and hard of hearing individuals advocate for themselves but gives them the resources and knowledge to do it successfully. This is one of the many reasons I love being part of the team at DAC.