Don't Be Mad If I Don't Look: Accommodating HoH Consumers

  • 28 Apr 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Spokane County Library Argonne Branch, 4322 N Argonne Rd, Spokane Valley, WA
  • 49


  • WSRID and Idaho RID members


This workshop explores the multiple challenges Hard of Hearing consumers face on a daily basis in today’s society and how interpreters can best adapt to provide support. These topics are not often taught or discussed in interpreting training programs (ITPs), often leaving new or inexperienced interpreters unfamiliar with the realities of interpreting for a consumer base with a wide range of needs.

During this workshop, designed for interpreters and professionals who work closely with or provide services to Hard of Hearing consumers, Corey – a Hard of Hearing individual – will deliver insight and impact that enables audiences to more clearly understand how to best work with Hard of Hearing consumers. Audiences will leave this interactive workshop with:

  • An understanding of the cultural identity and issues with communication challenges Hard of Hearing individuals face
  • An understanding of the perceived audiological differences between Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
  • Tools and strategies to support Hard of Hearing consumers’ unique communication needs
  • Tips for working effectively with your team (e.g., teachers, employers, CART/Typewell writers and agencies)

Please note that there will be 2 events at this location on this date. To register for both, please register on the afternoon session registration form. Thanks.

For questions or more information, please contact Teresa Ford,

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