Upcoming Webinar: Serving Deaf Patrons in the Library

EditionsWorkshop200x3002-part online workshop through ALA Editions

Presented by Kathy MacMillan

Price: $75 (group rates available)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 2:30pm – 4:00pm Eastern: Session 1

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 2:30pm – 4:00pm Eastern: Session 2

Sign up now!

 

MacMillan, librarian and certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, will guide you in making your library a welcoming place for deaf people. You will gain an understanding of Deaf culture, learn several useful library-related signs, and be ready to work confidently with interpreters for your programs. An experienced and sought-after trainer, MacMillan’s programs are praised for their practical focus on common library interactions. Links to video demonstrations and handouts for library-related signs will be made accessible to participants to encourage practice and implementation after the workshop.

Topics covered in this two-part workshop:

  • An overview of the different ways deaf people communicate
  • Understanding and meeting your library’s legal obligation to serve the deaf
  • Strategies for communicating with a deaf or hard-of-hearing person in the library
  • Tips for finding, hiring, and working with interpreters

To learn more or to register, click here.

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