Communicating with those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing during COVID-19

Social distancing and use of face coverings amidst the COVID-19 pandemic increase safety, but these practices also cause communication barriers for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing must be provided access to effective and appropriate virtual or in-person sign language interpretation and textual English communication.

Join us to learn basic communications strategies for interacting more comfortably with these consumers and providing accommodations to ensure effective communication. This webinar will include virtual sign language interpretation for participants. Dental assistant with patient

This session is designed for community-based service agencies and organizations that interact with individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing, including social service agencies, food pantries, health departments, testing sites, clinics, and other medical related providers.

Webinar Hosted by: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Division of Extension Health & Well-Being Institute & WI Department of Health Services Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Questions: please contact Emily Latham (

To Register: click link below