I am not asking permission at the seat of the table. I am pulling up my own chair, to bring you awareness about the issues important to certain individuals to have a voice.
There has been an increased recognition of diversity, equity and inclusion within organizations or institutions. They have adjusted their policies to have proper representation in their workplace. Women and visible minorities, people with disabilities have been often included in the policies. That has not been the case for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or deafened.
The International Week of Deaf People has been celebrated during the last full week of September, Sept 20-26, 2021. Last week, we came together to recognize that deaf people have our own communities, our own cultures, our own languages, sign languages, which unite us all. This year’s theme for the International Week of Deaf People
It’s that time of the year to sign up for ASL classes with Leah, classes starts next week! ASL 1 Tuesdays at 7pmASL 2 Thursdays at 7pmASL 3 Tuesdays at 11amASL 4 Wednesdays at 11am Sign up here
Canada’s Federal elections are happening these days. Elections will take place on Monday, September 20. Candidates are out in full force; making live streams on social media, doing interviews, going door to door, sending out flyers in mails, and making phone calls, etc. Promises are being made, discussions being held among the community. Signs posted on
Have you ever experienced going up to the cashier, trying to place an order and there was miscommunication? How many attempts were made to clarify your order? Which one of you lost their patience? Cashiers are supposed to provide positive customer experience with fair, friendly and courteous service. But… if there is a barrier occurring,
Deaf children learn sign language naturally if their parents and other people around them use the language. They learn sign language in the same way as other children learn spoken language like English and French. Sign language enriches them to understand spoken and written English/French language better. Most common in Canada is American Sign Language
Have you had a Deaf customer come in and faced an unfortunate conflict? You may have felt frustrated that you couldn’t help resolve an issue due to lack of communication. So you decided you wanted to know more about deafness and a bonus, learning sign language. Where do you go to seek such services? SignABLE
I participated last week, our National AccessAbility week and shared The City of Kingston Facebook and Twitter posts too. May 27 to June 2, 2018, was National AccessAbility Week. It was a time for Canadians to promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces, and celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities. It was