Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Make your library a welcoming place for deaf people. In this workshop, you will gain an understanding of Deaf culture, learn several useful library-related signs, and be ready to work confidently with interpreters for your programs. Links to video demonstrations and handouts for library-related signs will be made accessible to participants to encourage practice and implementation after the workshop.
Topics covered in this two-part workshop:
- 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