- an employer;
- an educator;
- a media owner/producer; or
- an event organizer?
If you are one or more of above, you need to make sure that your aural information is fully accessible to those who cannot hear or understand it.
There is a wide range of services that provide quality communication access to individuals with hearing loss in various areas of their lives – events, education, employment:
- Recorded videos and podcasts:
You can make them accessible via captions and transcripts (that are human-made, same-language, and of good quality).
- Streaming videos and webcasts:
You can make them accessible via live CART captions (that are provided by professional human steno captioners).
- Live events (conferences, workshops, classes, work meetings, etc):
You can make them accessible via live CART captions and/or other types of communication access services (such as sign language interpreters, cued speech transliterators, etc) – depending on a type of an event and on communication needs and abilities of deaf and hard of hearing attendees.
Full and equal communication access is very important for deaf and hard of hearing people to make them feel included and enable them to enjoy events and to contribute to mainstream society on the equal basis with hearing peers.
Not all services are a one size fit for everyone or every event. Not all deaf/hoh people use sign language or can lipread everything. Someone with limited signing or typing skills is NOT qualified to assist a deaf/hoh person at a formal event. Only professional interpreters and captioners can provide good quality communication access.
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