Ensuring Access to Communication for Individuals who are Deaf-Blind

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Helen Keller National Center, Sands Point, Long Island, New York,


This workshop will offer 2.2 RID CEUs or ACET credits in the Content Area of Professional Studies and has a Content Knowledge Level of little/none knowledge.

This intensive and interactive seminar will prepare interpreters with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively meet the needs of deaf-blind consumers. Our hybrid approach of combining an online preseminar with onsite training enhances the learning process and makes the most efficient use of participants’ time with their trainers. The trainers include interpreters who have been working with the deaf-blind community for 20 + years, as well as deaf-blind professionals employed in the field, all of whom will be sharing their expertise and personal perspectives. Participants will walk away from this seminar with a strong working knowledge of the common etiologies and visual conditions related to deaf-blindness and an understanding of how they can use this information to better meet the needs of their consumers. They will learn various communication strategies and accommodations to ensure individuals with combined vision and hearing loss have equal access to communication. Additional topics that will be addressed during this training include; human guide (techniques), technology used in the interpreting process, deaf-blind culture, the role of the support service provider (SSP), and providing visual and environmental information using various methods, including touch signals.

Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information.

Final interpreting flyer.docx

Contact us

​New York City Metro RID
PO Box 70
New York, NY 10272

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