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Why Not Lip Reading?

Studies show that only about 30% to 45% of the English language is discernible through lip-reading. This means that more than half of a conversation where a Deaf individual is relying on reading lips is based on contextualization …

What is CART and How Can You Use It?

Captions that are provided for live presentations, are called “real-time” captions. Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) is a form of captioning that can be provided remotely, usually for live presentations such as meetings, classes, or conferences. CART is …

Cultural Competency Matters

If your company works with or employs Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HH) individuals, there may be an adjustment period as managers and employees learn what is needed for communication access. If accommodations are overlooked, a sense of …

How to Work with an Interpreter

As you prepare to work with an interpreter for the first time (or even if it is not your first experience) there are a few important things to keep in mind: Provide information Be sure to share the …

Employee Accommodations

Successful workplace accommodations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing employees are a critical component to their success in your organization. When a D/HH team member joins your company, a plan for accommodations should be discussed upon hiring them. …

Cultivating an Inclusive Environment

If you recently hired a Deaf individual (or if you have had a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing individual on your team for a while) it’s important to make sure your company is Deaf-friendly and fosters an environment where Deaf …

Helping Us Help You

Imagine being a doctor having to see a patient without knowing any information or symptoms ahead of time. Or your boss expecting you to lead a meeting without knowing any topics or meeting notes. Having the right information and source …

Working Remotely: New Setting, New Solution

Worldwide, we have moved to a new remote reality – be it work, classes, exercise, or socializing. With this transition comes a new struggle for many Deaf and Hard of Hearing employees as they transition out of their …

Deaf History Month: Name Signs

Diana Kautzky, President of Deaf Services Unlimited, discusses the history of name signs in American Sign Language.   ———————————– Full Video Transcript Hello, my name is Diana. Did you notice how I signed my name? The upper part …

Team Interpreting

Why are there two interpreters scheduled for my assignment? We get this question a lot – and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. To better explain why DSU implements this best practice – we’ll discuss what team interpreting is …