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Deaf Culture Series

CETL is partnering with the Disability Resource Center to host a four-part series on deaf culture and working with interpreters. By attending these workshops you will learn about deaf culture, understand Audism and its impacts, and learn best practices for working with interpreters and communicating with deaf individuals. Each workshop includes 15 minutes of basic sign language instruction.

Workshops will be hybrid and folks may attend online or in-person. All workshops are presented by Justin "Bucky" Buckhold, founder of Linguabee.

These sessions are full and we are no longer accepting registrations. Sessions will be recorded.

Deaf Culture 101

Thursday, January 27, 9:30-10:45 am

In this workshop, we all will learn about interesting facts and tidbits of the Deaf community such as why there's a thing as Deaf Standard Time or why Deaf people love talking in the kitchen.

How to Use an Interpreter/How to Communicate With a Deaf Individual

Thursday, February 17, 9:30-10:45 am

Do you ever feel awkward when you are using an interpreter to communicate with a Deaf colleague? What if I needed to talk with that Deaf colleague and an interpreter was not present? This workshop will supply you with information to make you comfortable when you're in such a situation.

Understanding Sign Language Interpreters and the Profession

Thursday, March 10, 9:30-10:45 am

This complicated profession has a lot of standards that are not seen elsewhere. You will have an opportunity to learn their standards and ethics as well as the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and its impact.

Understanding Audism

Thursday, March 31, 9:30-10:45 am

Audism, a form of discrimination, is when someone has a belief that the ability to hear makes one superior to those who are Deaf. We will be taking a look at some examples of audism and what can be done.