VRS Training: Working with Individuals Who are Deaf-Blind

A man signing into a computer screen. A woman is signing back and has a head set on her head.  There is a small box with a picture of the man at the bottom of the screen.
Price: $29.99

Course Description

This course has been designed to increase the awareness and knowledge of Video Relay Service (VRS) interpreters on how to most effectively meet the needs of consumers who are deaf-blind.  This course consists of a combination of video presentations and text documentations.  The presentations are presented in ASL and voice interpretation and captions are not available for this course as it is geared directly for VRS Interpreters.  

This 30-minute web based multi-media training is divided into the following 5 topics:

  • Introduction to the Deaf-Blind Community
  • Etiologies of Deaf-Blindness
  • Accommodations and the Role of the VRS Interpreter
  • Deaf-Blind Culture
  • Terminology
  • MyMMX


Course Objectives

Our hope is that by the end of this training you will have a better understanding of the deaf-blind community, how a combined vision and hearing loss effects communication, and concrete strategies to effectively accommodate callers who are deaf-blind.

Presented in ASL Only. No Captions or Transcripts.

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