2019 Educational Interpreter Summer Institute: Don’t Be Mad if HoH Students Don’t Look.

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Session Dates

Tuesday July 09, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This interactive workshop explores the multiple challenges who are Hard of Hearing 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 students, 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 participants to more clearly understand how to best work with students who are Hard of Hearing. On the second day, participants will explore how potential individual and systematic biases impact students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Through the “Deaf lens”, Corey defines ally behaviors and maps out opportunities for interpreters to identify unconscious biases and provide proactive and strategic support that will make a concrete difference in improving the lives of students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.


• Identify five most unique audiological and cultural differences between deaf and hard of hearing consumers;
• Identify five communication challenges hard of hearing individuals face; and
• List five various tools and strategies to use to support Hard of Hearing consumers’ unique communication needs.
• Identify a minimum of five differences between allyship and advocating for an individual person;
• List a minimum of three strategies to identify how to best support a marginalized group
• List a minimum of three tips to hold other interpreters accountable for their actions.

Target Audience

Educational Interpreters working in PA, K-12 schools, Teachers of students who are Deaf or hard of hearing

Topics Covered: Educational Interpreters

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Corey Axelrod

Event Contact:


Lorraine Byer