Creating Language Access with Deaf Advocates: Partnering for Success

Creating Language Access with Deaf Advocates: Partnering for Success

Feb222022

End Abuse of People with Disabilities: The movement starts here

From 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM ET

Free

Presented by the Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice / [email protected]

Description

Conferences are a place where advocates and leaders in the anti-violence movement can learn more about trends and strategies as well as network with other colleagues. For Deaf advocates, there are access considerations to ensure they can fully participate. This webinar will discuss how staff from the Resource Sharing Project at the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice partnered together during the Embracing Change & Growth Conference that took place in Chicago in March 2019.

Staff will share the approaches utilized to ensure full inclusiveness and language access for Deaf participants, including the provision of both hearing and Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. They will share lessons learned from the from the conference, discuss what our partnership looked like, including what made it a successful partnership, and share recommendations for your future in-person event planning for access and inclusion. If you have always wondered about the successful ingredients for maximum language access for Deaf participants at your in-person events, this is the webinar for you!

Panelists

  • Cat Fribley (Director, Resource Sharing Project)
  • Kris Bein (Assistant Director, Resource Sharing Project)
  • Valerie Davis (SADI Technical Assistance Coordinator, Resource Sharing Project)
  • Amber Hodson (American Sign Language Interpreter; Empowerment Director, DeafHope)
  • Raylene Lotz (Certified Deaf Interpreter; Deaf Access Liaison, Vera Institute of Justice)
  • Liam Esposito (Project Manager, Deaf-Led Advocacy, Vera Institute of Justice)
  • Nancy Smith (Director, Center on Victimization and Safety, Vera Institute of Justice)

Accessibility

American Sign Language interpreting will be provided for all webinars in this series. Closed captioning and other accommodations for the live session are available upon request. We use Zoom webinar for all of our virtual trainings. If you need assistance with registering or have any questions you can email us at [email protected].

 

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