Don’t Be Mad if I Don’t Look: Accommodating HoH Consumers
Saturday, May 19th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This interactive workshop explores the multiple challenges Hard of Hearing consumers face on a daily basis in today’s society and how interpreters can best adapt to provide support. During this workshop, designed for interpreters who work closely with or provide services to Hard of Hearing consumers, Corey – a Hard of Hearing individual who is also culturally Deaf and 4th generation in his family with deafness – will deliver insight and impact that enables audiences to more clearly understand how to best work with Hard of Hearing consumers.
Audiences will leave this workshop with:
- An understanding of the cultural identity and communication challenges issues Hard of Hearing individuals face
- An understanding of the perceived audiological differences between Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
- Tools and strategies to support Hard of Hearing consumers’ unique communication needs
- Tips for working effectively with your team (e.g., teachers, employers, CART/Typewell writers and agencies)
Workshop Goals and Objectives
Participants, upon attending the workshop, will identify the five most unique audiological and cultural differences between deaf and hard of hearing consumers. Participants will also be able to analyze and determine the most appropriate course of action to take in facilitating communication when involving hard of hearing consumers. These objectives will be satisfied through group work, hands on activities, and Q&A sessions.
The Ally in You – How to Appropriately Advocate with the Deaf Community
Saturday, May 19th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The ally concept has taken hold firmly in recent years, forcing difficult and, at times, uncomfortable, conversations between interpreters and consumers. Technology, including social media and micro blogging sites, has accelerated the discussion between consumers and interpreters. But one thing remains: wider, deeper and faster cultural change might occur if both are all in.
During this workshop, Corey Axelrod – a communications access professional and social justice advocate – defines ally behaviors and maps out opportunities for interpreters to provide proactive and strategic support that will make a concrete difference in improving the lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers.
Attendees will leave the workshop with a better understanding of:
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals’ varying perspectives of allyship
- The difference between allyship and advocating for an individual person
- The local and national issues affecting the Deaf community and interpreters’ roles in addressing these issues
Workshop Goals and Objectives
Participants, upon attending the workshop, will be able to differentiate between allyship and advocating, as well as determine the appropriate role they shall have in collaborating with the Deaf community in addressing the local and national issues affecting the Deaf community. These objectives will be satisfied through group work, hands on activities, and Q&A sessions.
Corey Axelrod is the founder and CEO of 2axend, a Deaf-owned strategic consulting and training firm guiding organizations to become more inclusive of and accessible to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Corey is a Hard of Hearing individual who is also culturally Deaf and 4th generation in his family with deafness. Shaped by his experiences growing up in a Deaf family and attending a mainstreamed program, Corey’s consulting, training and speaking emphasizes the organizational benefits of being more proactive and responsive to the communication challenges Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals face on a daily basis.
Corey is also passionate about civic and rights advocacy. Since 2015, Corey has served as president of the Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD). Corey also serves as a member of the Illinois School for the Deaf Advisory Council and Chicago Hearing Society Advisory Council. Corey previously served as the chairperson of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Outreach Committee, NAD’s Employment Task Force, and as a commissioner on the Village of Arlington Heights’ Commission for Citizens with Disabilities.
- All day member: $50
- All day non-member: $75
- One session member: $25
- One session non-member: $40
This workshop will be presented in ASL with no English interpretation. If you would like to request an accommodation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by May 10th, 2018. For the cancellation policy and any other questions, please contact email@example.com. NYC Metro RID a CMP sponsor, offers 0.3 CEUs each for both workshops on May 19th in the content area of Professional Studies. The content level for this workshop is "little/none" - This level assumes little or no information on the part of the participant within the topic area. Metro RID does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.