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UPCOMING: FREE for Members - Don’t Be Mad if I Don’t Look: Accommodating HoH Consumers

  • 09 Jun 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Gallaudet University 800 Florida Ave. NE Washington, DC 20002


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Workshop Description:

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.

Participants will be able to:

1. Identify five most unique audiological and cultural differences between Deaf and HoH consumers;

2. Identify five communication challenges HoH individuals face

3. List five various tools and strategies to use to support Hard of Hearing consumers’ unique communication needs.

About the Presenter:

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.

Target Audience:

 Novice and experienced hearing and Deaf interpreters, students, educators

CEU Information:

CEUs: 0.6 

Cost: FREE for PCRID members

          Non-members with no CEUs - $0

          Non-members with CEUs - $60

Reasonable Accommodations:

Workshop will be presented in ASL. If you will need English interpretation or if you require any other reasonable accommodations, please contact Samantha Schein at by Monday, June 4th, 2018.   Paying non members may cancel with a full refund until June 1st 2018

PCRID Statement of Inclusivity:

PCRID and our presenter embrace an environment supportive of equity and do not allow discrimination on the basis of hearing status, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, military, or veteran status. PCRID supports a safe learning environment and a policy of nondiscrimination.

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