It is International Week of the Deaf, a time to raise global awareness about the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities.
This is as good a time as any to say the following: If your organization interacts in any way with the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, and you are relying upon gestures or lip reading to communicate with them, then you are not meeting the needs of a community that is 48 million strong. It’s that simple.
All organizations that interact with the public should be aware of these communities and be prepared to communicate effectively. Here are a few important facts you should know:Read More