Full course description
Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing vary widely in their ability to communicate and respond to environmental sounds. Factors which can affect this ability include type, degree, and configuration of the loss; age of onset; use of assistive equipment such as hearing aids; ability to compensate using alternate sensory pathways such as vision; and use of ASL and or lip-reading. Understanding reasonable accommodation and assistive technology options and other resources can improve productivity, morale, and equal access to employment opportunities. This webinar will include real-life examples of accommodation scenarios involving employees who are deaf or hard of hearing and will provide information regarding reasonable accommodation, the interactive process, assistive technology options including video remote interpreting, and other technology-based communication supports, as well as other resources. The first in a two-part series, this webinar will introduce the interactive process and focus on challenges to accommodating employees who are deaf or hard of hearing in manufacturing and other safety sensitive settings.
Presenter: Teresa Goddard