To honor the anniversary of the ADA, we’ve put together a panel of experts who will cover the importance of access and inclusion for deaf and hard-of-hearing people across all parts of society, including employment, interpersonal communication, customer service, health, and education.
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Happy Pride Month! 50 years ago, LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and Queer) communities could not live as openly as they do today without fear of harassment. Back then, members of these communities had a few places such as bars where they could socialize and feel safe. However, these establishments were subjected to frequent harassment by police. But thanks to the fearless bravery of Black (and white), trans and bisexual womxn, many more LGBTQ+ community members can now show the world that they’re proud to be who they are!
Juneteenth marks the day that slaves in Galveston, Texas learned that they were free – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation ending the practice of slavery was signed by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. The proclamation made clear “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states fighting in the civil war “are, and henceforward shall be free.”
In honor of Pride Month 2021, we’ve compiled several online communities for friends and allies to connect and learn.
Happy Indigenous/Native American Heritage Month! Each November, people across the United States celebrate Native cultures and achievements and bear witness to the difficult history of colonization of Native American peoples by white settlers.
“Accessible and inclusive hiring practices is something CSD Works supports every day,” explains Kristy Ramos. “[We] are proactive when it comes to improving the recruitment process for deaf job seekers by providing services and resources…”
As part of their ongoing commitment to accessibility, Comcast has figured out a way to provide fully inclusive customer support assistance to their Deaf and hard-of-hearing customers. To this day, he said, there are no language interpreters at White House press briefings.
“We’ve seen a lot of mayors, a lot of governors that have included that practice momentarily and have been very responsive,” Soukup told Cheddar. “We’ve had some challenges in creating that same awareness in the White House.”
CaringWorks’ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Residential Treatment program hosted a conversation between industry experts about the impending behavioral health crisis in the Deaf community.
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! Join us in celebrating the contributions Hispanic and Latino/a/x have made to American society and culture.