Webinar for Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
Communication Access Tips During the Pandemic
Face masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) can cause communication issues for everyone, across both spoken and signed languages. How are they a communication barrier?
• In American Sign Language (ASL), facial expressions are so critical, they can affect the meaning of a sign. Face masks block facial features and expressions, including a smile and a frown.
• Face masks also block necessary lipreading or visual cues
• They can muffle and distort audible speech.
Join us for tips for effective communication. To register, click on this link –https://bit.ly/34uJkrM
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm MST
7:00pm to 8:30pm CST
BEI CEUs approved
Cecilia Reyes, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Technology Specialist – El Paso/West Texas
Southwest Hearing Aid Solutions, Inc.
Teresa Dell, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist – Tyler/Northeast Texas
Abilities Success, Inc.
Brian Determan, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist – Austin/Central Texas
Teresa Dell and Brian Determan will present in ASL, and Cecilia Reyes will present in voice. Interpreting and captioning services will be provided. For more information or you have any questions, please call Brian at 512-640-7459 or email [email protected].
Funded by Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC)– Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS)