Serving Deaf Patrons in the Library – February 22 & 29 (2-Parts)

Two-Part Workshop
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

12:00-1:30pm

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

For more information, call or email Teresa Faust at 828-3273, Teresa.faust@state.vt.us or Mara Siegel at 828-2727, mara.siegel@state.vt.us

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