Webinar - Making It Happen: Fostering Success in the Workplace for Employees who are Deaf
September 09, 2015, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Hosts: The DC Metro Business Leadership Network promotes the best practices in hiring, retaining, and marketing to people with disabilities in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Suburban Maryland.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) Center on Employment (NCE) provides services to help connect deaf and hard-of-hearing students and graduates with employers.  This presentation will cover these topics:

-       Understanding Hearing Loss and Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Employees
-       Communication on the Job
-       Strategies to Help You Integrate Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Employees into the Workplace
-       Accommodations for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Employees

The presenters will involve participants in case studies which address key issues employers face when hiring and retaining deaf individuals.  Directly related to the new 503 regulations, participants will also learn about recruiting and integrating deaf and hard-of-hearing employees in the workplace, as well as, learn about training resources and support given to employers by NCE.

NTID is one of nine colleges of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Currently, 1, 300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students learn, live and socialize with more than 16, 000 hearing students on the RIT campus. Programs are offered at the Bachelor and Associate’s degree levels in Business, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science, and Visual Arts.

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The Maine Business Leadership Network events are accessible. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.