A diverse workplace is good business and attracts the best employees. The article discusses how inclusive businesses are good for individuals with hearing loss. A recent study published in the New York Times found that employers are 34 percent less likely to hire individuals with disabilities. According to Communication Service for the Deaf, a nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate opportunities for success, under and unemployment among the deaf population is 70 percent. In spite of the negative statistics, some progressive companies -- both large and small -- provide good examples of workplace inclusiveness!
The new Weatherford High School courses, Navigating Life with Hearing Loss and Cyber Citizenship, approved for the 2018-19 school year at last week’s board of trustees meeting, is part of a bigger district push to add more elective courses that focus on the local community, WISD superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Hanks said. As a regional district for deaf education students and with cyber safety being relevant to all children, the courses are beneficial, Hanks said. “Those are definite needs for both our deaf ed community and all students in general as far as cyber safety is concerned,” he said. “Our deaf ed program recommended to us that we offer it,” Hanks said of the Navigating Life with Hearing Loss elective. Cyber citizenship would focus on online safety, Hanks said.
Find out more at The Weatherford Democrat.
A barbershop quartet isn't the only nifty thing that comes in fours. deafREVIEW has opened its review platform in not one, not two, nor three, but four bustling cities today.
Let's give a silent round of *hand wave* for these cities: Austin, Dallas, Houston, of Texas and Portland, Oregon!
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Thirty-two videos have been translated so far. The goal is to complete 1,000 videos by fall 2019.
The hope is to launch a movement and inspire others to start creating sign language academic videos to open source education for the deaf.
Read the full story at The Exponent.
Members of the deaf and hearing impaired community in Waco were gathering for an information session Tuesday night on how to effectively and safely communicate with police.
Those in the community say concerns continue to grow as the country see more officer-involved shootings.
They said in an already hypersensitive situation, the language barrier must be overcome.
To learn more, see the video and read the story at KWTX.