Accessible Solutions for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Individuals with Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Accessible Solutions for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Individuals with Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Recording Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Length: 1.5 hours
Speakers:  Alana Beal, National Manager, Sprint Teleconference Captioning, Sprint Accessibility 

Target Audience: All Audiences
Skill Level:  All Levels

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Overview:  

This webinar will provide in-depth background on the Americans with Disabilities Act that impacts the deaf and hard of hearing individuals. We will also talk about how your business/organization can best provide accessible solutions for your workforce with various types of hearing losses and disabilities. A high level overview on different resources that employers/organizations can tap into will also be covered.

Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of the Americans with Disabilites Act and how to accommodate your deaf/hard of hearing employees
  • Participants will increase their knowledge of current technology, equipment, services and resources that are available to your employees, organization and/or company
  • Participants will learn how to access available resources on state and national level to provide appropriate support to your company/organization.

Speaker Bio:

With nearly 25 years in the telecommunications service field, Alana W. Beal led and participated in major milestones and several generations of technological advancements in the Relay sector. Beal is recognized nationally for her thorough leadership and expertise in product development, training and client relations for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing markets. Last March, she joined the Sprint Accessibility team, with the primary focus on providing accessible solutions for the disability community. 

As a former president of Deaf Women United, a 30-year national membership organization that remains the only one of its kind, Beal is also a regular video blogger on workplace communications and business practices at DeafNation.com, the premier web portal for sign language audiences. She is also a frequent speaker at conferences and networking events. She continues to facilitate training sessions towards organizational change and professional coaching support.  The New York native received her bachelor degree in communication arts from Gallaudet University and master degree in organizational management from the College of Business at University of Phoenix.  Beal currently lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband Donnie Dove.

 


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