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Outreach Presentations & Trainings

These presentations and trainings are offered free of charge. They are tailored to your needs in terms of topic, time, and interaction. Topics listed below are examples and are not an exhaustive list of what we can offer. 

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Community Presentations

Community presentations are tailored to groups from elementary school children to parent groups, from businesses to school to universities, from civic groups to congregations. Topics, time, and level of interaction are up to you. We'll work with you to figure out what best suits your needs. 

Typical topics include Deaf culture and language, Deaf rights, advocacy, American Sign Language, and more. 

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Employer Training

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness workshops are designed to teach how to work with individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The training includes an overview of:

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Cultural Awareness

  • American Sign Language

  • Modes of Communication

  • Tips for Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

  • Working with a Sign Language Interpreter

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing ADA Guide for Government Services

  • Steps in Obtaining Interpreting Services

  • Benefits (productivity, tax, and team) to hiring D/deaf, Deaf-Blind, and hard of hearing employees.

This training could be presentation style to a small or large group or more one-on-one or with a small department by spending time with your workday tasks. 

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Law Enforcement/First Responder Training

These trainings are designed for law enforcement, firefighters, and EMTs. Trainings are tailored to your needs in terms of time, topics, and level of interaction. We train on the legal rights of the D/deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf-Blind, how ADA applies to law enforcement and other government entities, basic communication skills, best practices, and practical tips. We train cadet classes and provide in-service for more seasoned responders. 

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