Good morning! Welcome to Part 3 of my series.
If you missed the first two, they are:
1. For the Home
2. Driving & Travelling
I plan to have 2 more installments next:
5. Hearing & Listening (for those deaf and hard of hearing still dependent on their aural skills)
Again these are for the newly deaf and hard of hearing and the general public as many culturally Deaf pretty much know this. If you think of any more areas to address, let me know, thanks.
Statistics on Deaf Employment
Before I showcase the products, I want to share some statistics with everyone.
Help spread Employment Awareness for Employers.
Products to use on the Job
Of course these all are going to be dependent on what job field you are in, so I'll try and be generic. (Note: I won't cover office phones here, that will be covered in Hearing & Listening)
* Floor Mat Sensor Alarm - Office workers can use this in their doorway to be alerted whenever someone enters their office.
* Vibrating Pager - With "doorbell" like button and the receiver has vibration plus alarm alerts. Great for back room/front desk service.
* Remote Interpreting - Get remote interpreting services for office meetings, appointments, and more. Interpreters are provided online through a laptop for the Deaf employee. (Note: This is not ideal for Deaf patients in a medical setting though)
But, it's really up to the employer and employee to determine what accessibility issues there are and provided for.
Here's some reading about Deaf Employees and Employment:
* The Benefits of Hiring & Working with Deaf Employees
* What Employers Should Know
* Working with Deaf Employees: Accessibility & Accommodation in the Workplace
Let's try and lower the employment and underemployment rate among the Deaf and Hard of Hearing members. There are many qualified employees available, but due to stereotypes and discrimination by hiring managers they're not given a fair start.
Disclosure: Some links contain affiliate links & I may receive compensation from them