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Heather Hughes

Executive director, Deaf Action Center

Heather Hughes is the Executive Director of Deaf Action Center, a Dallas-based nonprofit that provides those who are deaf and hard of hearing the means to ensure advancement through education, economic security, and good health. Heather has been deaf since birth and is an advocate and mentor for those in the Deaf community.

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Let’s talk: Texas’ deaf community wants to dialogue

The deaf community is not just a group of people with a shared trait and similar life experiences. It is a culture in and of itself, one that is too often ignored and widely misunderstood, which is why deaf standups are probably not on your radar — or why you may have ideas about the deaf community that simply aren’t true.