Coming soon! The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness presents a free new video module, Promoting Access for People Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, or Visually Impaired.
Information is everywhere you look and everywhere you listen. When vision or hearing is affected, part of that information is missing, and this can create hurdles. With the right tools and strategies in place, you can increase access to that information and open up opportunities for meaningful participation.
This training will get you started with tools and strategies, and empower you in your connections with people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired.
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Hear perspectives from people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired, their families, community members, educators, and others who touch their lives.
Gain insights from their experiences and learn effective strategies that can have an impact on another person’s quality of life.
In just 60 – 90 minutes you will learn information, tools, and strategies that can be put into place to provide equal opportunities for participation at home, at school, and in the community.
You will get answers to common questions such as:
This interactive module is designed for independent or group learning and includes reflective questions to spark your thinking or to share ideas. The three chapters focus on:
The relationships we form with one another are an important part of our social and emotional well-being. Understanding how we are similar and how we are different enriches our interactions and strengthens our bonds.
Supports can come in many forms. Supports might be people, they might be ways our environment is structured, or they might be tools that are used for access.
Ensuring that a person is able to participate at home, at school, and in the community often begins with knowledge and information. Successful participation doesn’t just happen. There needs to be a plan.
You will be the first to know when the complete module becomes available in Winter 2019.