The topics include:
- an overview of the different ways deaf people communicate
- understanding and meeting your library's legal obligation to serve the deaf
- strategies for communicating with a deaf or hard of hearing person in the library
- tips for finding, hiring, and working with interpreters
Kathy MacMillan, a writer, ASL interpreter, librarian, and storyteller will present the workshop online February 22 and February 29, 2012. See this webpage for times and registration information.
I'm thrilled that my profession is offering a service oriented workshop aimed at raising deaf awareness among library workers and improving communication with the deaf community.