Working Together: Deaf and Hearing Colleagues is an interactive, experiential workshop that fosters the sensitivity and skills for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing colleagues to work together successfully. This award-winning workshop is conducted by professionals from the NTID Center on Employment to increase deaf awareness and facilitate effective communication between deaf, hard of hearing and hearing employees of the RIT community.
Through hands-on activities, small group discussions and specially designed materials, the workshop presenters create a fun, comfortable, and engaging atmosphere where employees will:
- Learn about the kinds and degrees of hearing loss and experience hearing loss first hand through a unique exercise.
- Discover communication strategies both deaf and hearing people can use for effective communication one-on-one and in groups.
- Gain insight into the culture of people who are deaf.
- Receive information about resources, services, and equipment to assist both deaf and hearing colleagues.
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This course is facilitated by Linda Iacelli, Assistant Director, NTID Center on Employment, and Marina Barnum, NCE Employment Advisor.