Deaf Culture Workshop




The Office of the Secretary, Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is pleased to announce a Deaf Culture Workshop as part of the Lunch and Learn program and is open to all employees.


This workshop provides an overview of the Global Deaf Language, Basic Facial Expressions in American Sign Language, Communications in Workplace, Deaf Jokes and American Sign Language Idioms. A question and answer session will be held at the conclusion of the workshop.


This one-hour workshop will be held in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, on June 16, 2011 in Room 1412 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.


There is no cost to participate, but the class size is limited to 50 individuals.


No registration is required.



Workshop Feedback



“The workshop was great. I would like to thank everyone for the information, handouts and most of all introducing us to deaf people with different backgrounds. “


“I admit I stereotyped deaf people. I didn’t realize the cultural difference or as Ed pointed out deaf people are individuals and come from a variety of backgrounds just like hearing people. Thank you.”


“This really helps me to understand personally when I meet deaf people. I’m always afraid to introduce myself and try to communicate. I sign slow and have to think how to sign a word or fingerspell. I don’t want to be offensive. “













Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Commerce

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