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Training is essential for law enforcement to properly understand how to communicate effectively with Deaf and hard of hearing citizens.
Produced in collaboration with Dr. Darrin J. Griffin.
Severe Weather for the Deaf community
Severe weather safety videos with sign language and captioning (link).
Research Grant: “Improving the Accessibility and Comprehension of Tornado Warnings in the Southeast for Deaf, Blind, and Deaf-Blind” (link).
Law Enforcement Learn Ways to Interact with Deaf Community at UA Workshop
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — As nearly 20 law enforcement officers from across four different agencies sat in a theatre-style room Tuesday at The University of Alabama, all but one revealed an interaction that surprised workshop organizers Dr. Darrin Griffin and Erin Powell. Nearly all of the officers said they’d had a previous interaction with a person who was deaf or hard of hearing while on duty.“Ninety percent of hearing people meet a deaf person for the first time when it’s their own child who becomes deaf,” said Griffin, assistant professor of communication studies at UA and advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing. “That’s a pretty striking statistic.” READ MORE
Read about a course I offer on Deaf culture (article). Offered over Winter Interim (flyer).
Speaker (flyer); How UA can become more accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.
Speaker (flyer); Archives Week, Avoiding Scriptocentrism
Crimson White (article): "UA Deaf community strives for accessibility, education"
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