Case Study: CEO Says Hiring Deaf Workers Helped Grow Our Company: http://millyardcommunications.com/index.php?src=news&refno=3410&category=News
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. http://ehstoday.com/safety/benefits-hiring-and-working-deaf-employees
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: http://www.shrm.org/publications/hrmagazine/editorialcontent/pages/0904tyler.aspx
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 http://www.worksupport.com/resources/viewContent.cfm/476
The National Association for the Deaf provides a variety of resources at http://www.nad.org/issues/issues-resources
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 http://askjan.org/media/deaf.htm.
- 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
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.