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Tue, May 07

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Free Webinar

Lunch & Learn Webinar: Communication Access and Assistive Technology in the Workplace

Mary Catherine Hess, MA of CapTel Outreach, will provide an overview of several no-cost solutions available to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who are currently employed and those who are seeking employment.

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Lunch & Learn Webinar: Communication Access and Assistive Technology in the Workplace
Lunch & Learn Webinar: Communication Access and Assistive Technology in the Workplace

Time & Location

May 07, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

Free Webinar

About the event

You are invited to Access Vine's Lunch & Learn Webinar Series.

We have invited Mary Catherine Hess from CapTel to discuss how to access workplace communication.

Navigating the workplace as a deaf or hard-of-hearing person can present unique challenges. Communicating with co-workers and advocating for communication access can help make workplace experiences go smoothly. In this presentation, Mary Catherine Hess, MA of CapTel Outreach, will provide an overview of several no-cost solutions available to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who are currently employed and those who are seeking employment. A review of various ways to utilize captions for telephone and Zoom calls will be covered. In addition, Mary Catherine will provide several educational resources related to self-advocacy and communication access tips in the workplace.

All about our Presenter:

Mary Catherine Hess has worked with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community for over 20 years. With an extensive public health background in newborn hearing screening program management and EHDI (Early Hearing Detection & Intervention), Mary Catherine now combines her passion for communication access and public health in her work as an Outreach Educator and Hearing Health Advocate with CapTel Outreach and as a freelance American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter in community and healthcare settings. She achieved her MA in Linguistics from Gallaudet University and holds a BS in Communication Disorders. Her professional interests include communication access issues in healthcare settings, assistive technology, and ASL / English interpreting. Mary Catherine is a yogi, pug lover, glamper, and NPR and folk music fan.  If you are a technology provider with products that support access to communication, we would like to connect with you so that we can share your information & resources with everyone.

Access Vine's Resource Specialist Program is funded by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services under Health and Human Services.

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