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There are an estimated 11 million Deaf people in the United States and over 10,000 Deaf individuals here in the Greater Kansas City area. In order to promote cultural competency and provide equitable experiences for our community members who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing, Connext will be visiting The Whole Person! Independent Living Advocate-Deaf Services Micki Keck will be leading us through their Deaf Cultural Awareness Training and basic ASL workshop. In this session we will:
- Learn the ASL Manual Alphabet
- Learn ASL signs for introductions and greetings
- Discuss the unique culture and perspective of the Deaf community
- Utilize a variety of methods to communicate effectively
- Recognize and implement reasonable accommodations for employee success and customer access
- Understand and utilize the various forms of telecommunication relay services
- Identify additional communication technology and applications
- Appropriately determine effective communication strategies
Refreshments are included and will be served beginning at 5:30 PM. The training will begin at 6:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM
All participants will receive a certificate courtesy of The Whole Person at the end of the session. The registration fee will go directly to our hosts and trainers in recognition of the labor, time and expertise they are sharing with us. In order to provide the best hands-on experience for training attendees, space is limited. Be sure to register today!
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Michele "Micki" Keck
was born to a mixed deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing family (fourth deaf generation on her maternal side) in Kansas City, Missouri and attended Kansas School for the Deaf, Gallaudet University, and McDaniel College. After teaching American Sign Language and Deaf Studies in community colleges and deaf schools for more than 25 years, she currently is an Independent Living Advocate/Deaf Services at The Whole Person.
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