Additional Employment Resources


Case Study: CEO Says Hiring Deaf Workers Helped Grow Our Company:

The Benefits of Hiring and Working with Deaf Employees: Hiring hearing-impaired or otherwise disabled employees could be good for business and the work force alike. Here’s why.

Ready to be Heard, Society for Human Resource Management HR Magazine, September 2004, on learning to communicate with deaf and hard-of-hearing employees at:

Why Businesses Don’t Employ People with Disabilities, Bob Peck and Lynn Trew Kirkbride, Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, Volume 16, Number 2 / 2001, Pages 71 – 75 at


The National Association for the Deaf provides a variety of resources at

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free service of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. JAN has excellent resources on accommodating deaf and hard-of-hearing employees at

  • Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Searchable Online Accommodation Resource
  • Effective Accommodation Practices Series
  • JAN Product Listing for Deaf / Hard of Hearing Impairments
  • Organizations

Online Training: Working Together Course

The Working Together: Deaf & Hearing People online course is designed to help employers develop the sensitivity and skills to communicate effectively with deaf and hard-of-hearing employees, enable deaf and hearing colleagues to work together more productively, and assist in fostering a workplace culture of diversity and inclusion. It is called Working Together because it is about working relationships. The five self-paced modules in the course will cover topics on Myths and Definitions, Hearing Loss, Deaf Culture, Communication, and Accommodation and Inclusion in the Workplace. This information can benefit employers, co-workers, HR business leaders, and other inclusion/diversity professionals.

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