Adam discusses his experience attending a job fair and interviewing for a position, and offers advice to employers on how to communicate with Deaf and hard of hearing employees in the workplace.
American Sign LanguageDownload Transcript
Did you know that ASL— American Sign Language— is a visual language comprised of its own grammatical structure, facial expressions, use of body language, interactivity, the use of space, and abstract concepts?
Attitudinal Barrier Prevention in the Workplace Download Transcript
Attitudinal barriers include negative attitudes, behaviours, and expectations regarding the abilities of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. It is essential to create a workplace environment where each employee is valued and respected.
What Are Employer Federal Legal Obligations? Download Transcript
What employers need to know about the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Accessible Canada Act.
The Ontario Human Rights Code and AODA Download Transcript
It is crucial that employers understand the difference between the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Compliance with AODA does not necessarily mean compliance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.
What Can Employers Do in the Workplace? Download Transcript
Employers need to embrace the process, get creative and make sure that they're involving other people to make Deaf and Hard of Hearing employees comfortable. It’s important to keep an open mind and think of the potential that these employees can bring to your organization.
Devices in the Workplace Download Transcript
Explore some of the most popular devices used in the workplace, including FM transmitters, wireless door notification system and text-based communication devices.
Tim discusses how employers can work with Deaf and hard of hearing candidates during the hiring process, and how can they ensure Deaf and hard of hearing employees are engaged and effective in the workplace.