ERIC Number: ED266285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Deafness: A Guide for Employers & Employment Counselors.
Terzian, Aram L.; Saari, Marjorie E.
This booklet is intended to assist employers and employment counselors in learning more about deafness. The material discusses the myths and stereotypes surrounding hearing-impaired persons and shows how, through accommodations in the workplace, deaf and hard-of-hearing persons can become reliable and productive employees. Addressed in the individual sections of the guide are the following topics: the meaning of the terms deafness, hearing impairment, and hard-of-hearing; ways of overcoming communication barriers; things deaf persons are capable of doing; the benefits of hiring and upgrading deaf workers; the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and deaf persons; biographical sketches of deaf persons at work; and primary resources available to persons employing and/or counseling deaf individuals. (MN)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Communication Problems, Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Definitions, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Employment Practices, Federal Legislation, Hearing Impairments, Individual Needs, Job Placement, Resources, Stereotypes
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Labor, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Inst. of Management and Labor Relations.