Communication Access Workshop Series

The Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) hosted a three free workshops on communication access for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind persons. The Pacific Disabilities Center provided space for the workshops.

It is important for individuals to know their rights so they can better understand if those rights have been met or violated. These workshops were designed to educate attendees.

The first workshop was held on July 20, 2016. Emily Jo Noschese presented “Effective Communication in an Emergency,” which highlighted how to communicate with police, fire and emergency medical technicians.

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Photos: (From left to right) Emily Jo Noschese, workshop presenter; Workshop attendees pose for a photo.

On August 17, 2016, DCAB hosted the second workshop, Effective Communication and Your Health Care Provider, presented by Emily Jo Noschese. Lively audience participation included many legal questions about communication during appointments. The presentation emphasized Title II and Title III of the American’s with Disabilities Act.

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Photo: Attendees share a silly moment following a workshop.

The third workshop was held on September 21, 2016 at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Medical Education Building. The topic was “Fair Housing Rights for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing.” Different issues about housing rights were discussed, including responsibilities between landlord and tenant in public housing versus private housing.

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Photo: Workshop attendees take in a presentation on Fair Housing Rights.