Sector Events

Working with Deaf Clients and Clients with Hearing Loss


Date: Friday, December 14, 2012
Time: 09:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: 20 Toronto Street, Suite 200 Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2B8,
Greater Toronto Area

On Friday, December 14, 2012, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) will host a ½ day presentation. The presenter will be Gary Malkowski who works at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) and is an ARCH Board member. The OBA has partnered with the CHS and ARCH to deliver this program.

This informative and engaging program will provide insight into the circumstances and culture of the Deaf and hard of hearing community with the goal of deepening participants’ understanding of the language, communication and legal needs of culturally deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing clients. Attitudinal barriers, ableist and audist assumptions and their impact upon the life of a client will be examined. The various models of disability and deafness as well as issues of terminology will also be explored. This program will provide legal service providers with guidance on how to deliver barrier free services to Deaf and hard of hearing clients, focussing on those whose language is a signed language.

The program will be presented live at the Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre at 20 Toronto Street. If you cannot attend the program live it can be accessed via live webcast as well.

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