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Ensuring Access to Communication for Individuals who are Deaf-Blind

  • HKNC 141 Middle Neck Road Sands Point, NY, 11050 United States (map)

Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and experience in the following areas:  Common etiologies and visual conditions related to deaf-blindness.

 An understanding of how they can use this information to better meet the needs of their consumers.

 Communication strategies and accommodations to ensure equal access to for individuals who have a combined vision and hearing loss.

 Human guide techniques.

 Technology used in the interpreting process.

 Deaf-blind culture.

 The role of the Support Service Provider (SSP).

 Providing visual and environmental information using various methods, including touch signals.

COST: $300: Includes online and on-site training, training materials, and lunch daily.

A Two-Part Hybrid Course Part I (online) 2/27/18 - 3/13/18 Part II (onsite) 3/15/18 - 3/16/18

Led by Deaf-Blind Professionals and HKNC Interpreting Staff

LOCATION: The seminar will be held in the Leona and Harry B. Helmsley Conference Center on the campus of the Helen Keller National Center, a beautiful 25 acre facility in Sands Point, Long Island, NY. The Center is convenient to most NYC area airports. Lodging is available on campus on a first come/first served basis. Please contact Cindy Witkow at 516-944-8900 ext. 233 for rates and information.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS: This course is for interpreters who are currently working or plan to work with individuals who are deaf-blind.

COURSE INFORMATION: Online: February 27– March 13, 2018 and On-Site: March 15-16, 2018 COST: $300 — Includes online training and two days of on-site training, training manual, and daily lunch. Lodging is available on campus on a first come/first served basis and all rooms are double occupancy. Please contact Cindy Witkow at 516-944-8900 ext. 233 for lodging rates and information. Residence Checkin available Wednesday, March 14, 2018 and Check-out at 8:00 am on Friday, March 16, 2018. CEU

INFORMATION: This workshop is offered for 2.2 CEUs or ACET credits in the Content Area of Professional Studies and has a Content Knowledge Level of little/none knowledge. There is a $10 processing fee for those participants requesting CEUs or ACET credits from RID. Participants must complete the Participant CEU Application* and submit $10 payment within 30 days following the event to receive CEUs. *A link to the Participant CEU Application will be provided at the conclusion of the training event.

Applications and payment must be received by February 1, 2018