VRS Training: Working with Individuals Who are Deaf-Blind
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
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.