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Recent Blog Posts
- How Customized Training and Resources Can Improve Your Team’s CommunicationHi there, I’m Leah Riddell and I specialize in providing customized training and resources to help businesses and organizations improve their inclusive communication practices in the workplace. In this blog post, I’ll share my insights on the importance of inclusive communication, the challenges Deaf employees and those who communicate differently face, and how I can provide training and resources to help your team build character and better communicate with one another.
- Trail EtiquetteSpring is here but it sure felt like summer over the weekend. I want to talk about trail walks, how it is important to be courteous and mindful of others around you. As a Deaf person who enjoys walking on trails with my dog (my family comes sometimes). I understand the importance of being mindful and considerate of others around me. Since I cannot hear bike bells or verbal cues, I’m always extra vigilant and aware of my surroundings. One thing I do to ensure that my dog is on a leash and I stay on the right side of the trail is to use a keyword. We trained my dog to respond to the word “clear,” which means that we need to move over to the side more and let someone pass. This has been a useful tool in ensuring that we don’t get in anyone’s way, a bike rider or runner in our path from behind or in front of us and can easily communicate our intentions. Being Deaf on the trail can present some unique challenges…
- Priortize Deaf ASL Performers for the National AnthemI express my concern and disappointment to the woman who perform the national anthem recently using ASL at a sporting event in the US. She has not been vetted or even have proper certification or training, which is disrespectful to the deaf and signing community. Culture appropriation is a serious issue that can cause harm and offense to marginalize communities.
“Ensuring we support Kingstonians ability to more fully participate in the economy is really important. Over the years we have noticed increasing numbers of participants who need accommodations and programs that are designed to support inclusiveness. Leah and SignAble Vi5ion has been a tremendous resource to support our awareness and understanding of how to ensure all our entrepreneurs and business owners can have the best experience possible accessing our supports.”
Donna Gillespie, CEOKingston Economic Development Corportation
“Learning another language is no easy endeavour. SignAble Vi5ion’s affordable and easy-to-navigate training modules provided me with basic ASL techniques and industry-specific phrases that made incorporating ASL into our everyday operations accessible and fun. Even the kids dived into the training!”