By responding to the questions in this section you can receive a BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIERS AT WORK CERTIFICATE (printable PDF).

Question 1
Did you watch the Breaking the Sound Barriers at Work (duration 28:56)? This is based on an honours system. If you did not see the webinar in the introduction, please click on this link to view it. You can also view the accompanying Breaking the Sound Barriers at Work Webinar PowerPoint Presentation.

Question 2
The extent of a person’s hearing is not the central issue in deciding membership in the DEAF-WORLD. Conversely, there are many Deaf people who hear well enough to use a telephone and speak well enough to be understood, but choose to live in the DEAF-WORLD.

Correct - please click on this link to view it
Quote from Harlan Lane (Webinar)

Question 3
1% of Canadians report that they are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Correct - 5 % Canadian working age adults ages 25-64 report that they are Deaf or hard of hearing (Canadian Survey on Disability in Canada, 2017).

Question 4
Transcription services are an example of Universal Design.

Correct - Universal Design plans for products and places to be usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of age, ability, or status in life. The accommodations actually benefit others who the change was not intended for. Transcription services may benefit employees and clients who speak English as a second language as well as Deaf and hard of hearing employees and clients.

Question 5
Employers and service providers must follow both the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Correct - The Ontario Human Rights Code explicitly states that “The duty to accommodate” is the legal obligation that employers, unions, landlords, and service providers have under the Code to meet the needs of persons with disabilities. The AODA aims to identify, remove and prevent barriers for Ontarians with disabilities. The AODA became law and applies to all levels of government, non-profit organizations and private sector businesses in Ontario that have one or more employees.