Readjusting your work habits to be successful in a virtual environment can be difficult. Even after several weeks of working under social distancing regulations, many people are still struggling to find ways to communicate and collaborate as effectively as they did when they were in the same office.

Not being able to pop into an office to get a quick answer, being bombarded with an influx of Slack messages on top of emails, participating in meetings over video chat instead of in-person – it’s all an adjustment. But that doesn’t mean your productivity needs to suffer – or that your work environment should be less accessible.

Free Webinar:

On Thursday, May 21st at 12:00 p.m. EST, RIT/NTID will be hosting a free webinar for employers to discuss best practices for working remotely with deaf and hearing employees. During this webinar our four panelists – two deaf and two hearing – will share their experiences and advice for navigating and advocating for themselves while working in a virtual environment.

Attendees will Learn:

  • How to improve communication and inclusion to increase effectiveness when deaf and hearing employees work together remotely.
  • Key insights into the challenge and strategies of accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing employees in virtual meetings.
  • What the future might hold for teams of deaf and hearing employees working together.

Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to learn strategies that will help you maximize your success during this challenging experience.

This webinar will be fully accessible to deaf and hearing participants with sign language interpreting and captioning provided.

Meet the Panelists:

  • Claudia Gordon, Director, Government and Compliance at Sprint
  • Kelly Murphy, Associate Accounting Manager at Dow Chemical
  • Thomas Chappell, Senior Associate at Infra Sysdev at Prudential
  • David Heafitz, Vide President at Prudential Financial

How to Register

All attendees must register by Tuesday, May 19th by emailing Kari Campos-Hamilton at email with your:

  • Name
  • Position
  • Company

On Wednesday, May 20th, you will receive a Zoom link to access the webinar. Should you have any questions please reach out to Kari Campos-Hamilton at email.

Working remotely was made possible through the collaboration of Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Gallaudet University, Communication Service for the Deaf, and National Association of the Deaf.

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If you’re looking for more tips to make the transition to working from home check out the blog below!