VRS Training: Working with Individuals Who are Deaf-Blind

ALERT: This course will expire at 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on May 31, 2019. Please complete all courses and download all completion certificates by 5:00 PM PDT on May 31, 2019. If you have any questions or would like more information about professional learning opportunities through HKNC, please email


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 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.

Price: $29.99

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