Don't Be Mad if I Don't Look:
Accommodating Hard-of-Hearing Consumers
Presenter: Corey Axelrod
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 5pm-9pm
REGISTRATION DEADLINE MONDAY, 3/2/15
Don't Be Mad if I Don't Look: Accommodating Hard-of-Hearing Consumers - Designed for all interpreters and students of interpreting, this interactive workshop will establish the foundation for a needed paradigm shift in how Sign Language interpreters can best support the unique needs of hard-of-hearing consumers. As a hard-of-hearing individual with Deaf parents, the presenter will share first hand observations of the generic differences between deaf and hard-of hearing-consumers, including an analysis of the audiological differences, as well as the cultural identity issues hard of hearing individuals face. The presenter will subsequently discuss the unique communication needs for, and methods used by, hard-of-hearing individuals. By better understanding the consumers they are working with, interpreters will be able to determine the best course of action to take in facilitating communication.
There will also be a panel discussion with hard-of-hearing and Deaf individuals.
This workshop is co-sponsored by SLR and ASL-English Interpretation Program at CUNY/LaGuardia.
About the presenter:
Corey is fourth generation in his family with hearing loss and often refers to himself as a hard-of-hearing CODA (Child of Deaf Adults). Corey was taught American Sign Language (ASL) as his first language, with spoken English a close second, and written English shortly thereafter. Corey extensively presents to Sign Language interpreters for the deaf and hard-of-hearing and speaks to the challenges of growing up bilingual and between two cultures, as well as being the link between hearing and Deaf people, a common occurrence as his Deaf father battled cancer for almost five years.
Further, as a dedicated marketing and sales professional with experience in business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) channels, Corey has been sought after to present to Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in their native language, ASL. His extensive portfolio of topics includes workshops about leadership, marketing, innovation and technology trends for business professionals.
Content Knowledge Level:
LaGuardia Community College in Queens, NY
31-10 Thomson Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101 - E building, room E-501
This workshop is approved for 0.4 RID Professional Studies CEUs.
Registration Fee: $40.00
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!
Advance registration required, deadline: Monday, 3/2/15.
Special Accommodations Requests and Deadline:
This workshop will be conducted in American Sign Language, without voice interpretation.
Any requests for special accommodations must be received by Monday, 3/2/15.
Contact Debbie Greener at Debbie@SLRconnect.com or call/text 845 774 5733.
Light refreshments provided; dinner on your own.
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Register by Phone With a Credit Card:
Call Tammy Mancinelli at 888 964 5553 ext. 2.
Register by Mail:
Send check/money order along with your name, address, email, mobile phone #, and requests for special accommodations to:
SLR, Inc. 1607 Route 300, Suite 106, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Please allow time for the mail so it reaches SLR by Monday, 3/2/15.
100% Refund on/before Monday, 3/2/15; No Refund after Monday, 3/2/15.
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