Tips for Making Holiday Gatherings Accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
This can be a difficult time for many people if they are hard of hearing or Deaf. With all the noise, not being able to hear conversations, and having to read lips, gatherings can be uncomfortable and isolating. It's not enough to just turn up your hearing aids or put in your cochlear implant.
As the host, start your inclusion before the family gathering, ask your Deaf and hard of hearing loved ones for their suggestions for making the event more accessible and inclusive. (You might be surprised by what you learn)
Here are some tips from Easy Signing's Deaf and hard-of-hearing friends that will help you create a space that is inclusive to deaf and hard of hearing guests this holiday season.
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