Deaf people are a highly diverse population with a wide range of communication preferences, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and additional abilities that shape their interactions with their environment. It is important to recognize that many deaf individuals refer to themselves as being members of the Deaf community and ascribe to Deaf culture. These individuals view themselves as a unique cultural and linguistic minority who use sign language as their primary language. For many other deaf individuals, “identity” is fluid and can change over time. Some experiences are shared by all members of this diverse community, but there is also value in honoring differences such as communication preferences. This workshop is dedicated to understanding more about diversity within the D/deaf community and working with these individuals to create accessible environments.
- Prerequisite: Completion of IDI pre-assessment
- Facilitator: LaRonda Zupp
- Max Number of Participants: 30
- This is a Group 3 Workshop
Complete the Intercultural Development Inventory pre-assessment to participate in this and other Building a Community of Equity Professional Development Program workshops.