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.
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