Teresa Dell, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist with Sorenson Communications, is funded by the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services under the Texas Health and Human Services Commission serving 23 counties in Northeast Texas (Region IV). Teresa serves people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, late deafened and others in various services such as advocacy, self-empowerment, sensitivity training and federal/state mandates on equal access in education, employment and in-depth access training to business, entities, and employers. 

As it is increasingly crucial to educate other in the field of accessibility, sensitivity, cultural competency, self-empowerment, and much more that impacts the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, Teresa has the knowledge and experience providing advocacy training, cultural competency training, accessibility opportunities and beyond. She has presented workshop trainings in various settings such as local, regional, and statewide with a simple mission that is to educate and provide equal access for every Deaf and Hard of Hearing individual in the state of Texas. 

For the past thirteen years, serving the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and late deafened community, Teresa has spent countless hours providing various services in all areas as accessibility, self-empowerment, employment access, home safety, and independence living for those who are in need. Teresa’s office is located at Tyler Junior College West Campus, Tyler, Texas.