Remote work. Zoom fatigue. Economic uncertainty. Anxiety? Sure, but this is the time for the deaf and hard of hearing to change work culture. For the first time, no one can tell you that this is how it's been done. Join us to learn how to take this opportunity to build better remote culture for better collaboration and less videoconferencing and meetings. Proactive use of accessibility techniques will help both you and organizations thrive.
This seminar series brings together Kian, David, and Jenny who are among the best in their fields at helping businesses thrive and work remotely with inclusion for all. The skills and concepts discussed transcend technology and focuses on people and connections. We hope that you will not only better advocate for yourself, but create change that is better for everyone in your organization.
Who: Everyone regardless of hearing or disability status.
Cost: Free of charge, donations to cover accessibility accepted
What: Interactive seminars
When: 1 hour long seminars start in June
Registration: To be announced, sign up below for priority access
Accessibility: Captioning and ASL interpreting provided.
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”Oh, I don’t need a microphone, I’ll speak louder,” is the bane of those with hearing loss attending lectures, conferences, or simply being out with friends in a louder setting. Dr. Jessie Ramey does a great job advocating for use of hearing assistive technology in higher education. This article takes Dr. Ramey’s advice further and discusses how to ask for accommodations.Read Full article
Have a plan in place before you get sick. Being prepared ahead of time is key. In an epidemic, the hospital can be overwhelming. You may be in a temporary isolation tent or placed in a hallway. You may not have access to communication tools that you usually get. Again, being prepared ahead of time is key. Make a plan with your family if you’re not ready.Read Full article
In the hospital, COVID-19 creates unique challenges for those with hearing loss. COVID-19 patients are separated from other other patients into “respiratory isolation.” This means that masks and noisy air purifiers are widely used. Masks that muffle the voice and prevent lipreading. Unlike other medical settings, masks will not be lowered so that you can lipread.Read Full article
Like other technology, cochlear implants (CI) are continually improved. Dr. Ruffin has been a scientist involved in cochlear implant research for 15 years. He provides a birds-eye view of CI research in the HLAA Washington State Fall 2019 issue of Soundwaves.Read Full article
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