2019 Educational Interpreter Summer Institute: Don’t Be Mad if HoH Students Don’t Look.
Tuesday July 09, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 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.