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NDEAM Webinar: The Power of a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Oct 11 - Oct 11, 2023


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Event Summary

Having a diverse workforce benefits everyone! Join us as we discuss different strategies to build a diverse and inclusive workplace. This session will review how to provide support to people who are DeafBlind, blind or have low vision through workplace accommodations, empowerment strategies and accessibility measures. ASL interpreting and captions will be available on Zoom.

Video Transcript

On October 11 the Power of a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce webinar will focus on a discussion about supporting people who are DeafBlind, blind, or have low vision. The webinar will help you support them to be successful in their workplace. Discussions will include workplace frustrations, accommodations, and how to empower them to succeed. The session will provide ASL interpretation and captions. [End of Transcript]

Event Details

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 2-4pm EST

Cost: $25

Free Registration: DeafBlind, low vision, and blind participants are eligible for complimentary attendance to this training session. In order to receive this special offer, please contact HKNC at

Audience: Employers, CRP’s, VR counselors

Level: Intermediate to advanced

Credits: ACVREP CE Hours: 2.0; CRC CEU Hours: 2.0

Accessibility Statement: Helen Keller Services (HKS) aims to be inclusive and accessible to all individuals, especially the target audience for this webinar series: professionals who work with DeafBlind, low vision, and blind individuals. All HKS trainings include ASL and Spoken English interpretation, captions, audio descriptions and transcripts. We understand the importance of accommodating diverse needs and ensuring equal opportunities for learning. If you require alternative accommodations, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the training event at We look forward to welcoming you to our training program and ensuring an enriching experience for all participants.


Bryan Ward

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Bryan Ward is DeafBlind and has a big passion in technology, accessibility, and helping other people. Bryan has been working with Helen Keller National Center since 2017 as iCC Program Coordinator which he is responsible for providing telecommunication equipment and trainings for DeafBlind individuals (or people with combined of hearing loss and vision loss). Bryan loves to discover new places and try new things.


Christine Telford

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Christine Telford is the New England Regional Representative for Helen Keller National Center. She attended Towson University’s Deaf Studies Program, received a certificate in sign language interpreting from Community College of Baltimore City, and a Masters of Rehabilitation of the Blind from University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a concentration in Orientation & Mobility. She has worked in the Developmental Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation field specializing in Deaf and DeafBlind services for over 15 years.

Her experience includes providing employment services to DeafBlind individuals directly, overseeing Support Service Provider Programs, and providing technical assistance to individuals who are DeafBlind and their families/support systems. As a Regional Representative she often works closely with CRPs (community rehabilitation programs) providing hands on training to their staff. Additionally, she provides one-on-one employment and Orientation & Mobility services in the New England Region.


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