Sight & Hearing Loss: Living the Experience

MONDAY, December 5, 2022 on ZOOM

ABOUT THE SESSION

This presentation shares statistics of eye injuries in the workplace, hearing loss caused by the workplace and overall impact on the employee, family and environment. As this presentation is virtual a simulation experience of having vision & hearing loss is not possible but will include a “tactile tour” involving being blindfolded and trying to identify objects tactually. Resources including agencies and technical support will be shared for future reference in the workplace.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Cheryl Ramey, Professor & Coordinator of the Deafblind & Intervenor Studies Program
George Brown College

Cheryl Ramey has worked in the field of congenital deafblindness and multiple disabilities for the past 34 years. In the most recent 19 years she has been teaching and mentoring students as a professor at George Brown College in the Deafblind & Intervenor Studies Program. Cheryl also independently consults for a variety of organizations in Canada and internationally. Cheryl has presented at numerous conferences & symposiums on deafblindness at Deafblind International World Conferences in Portugal, Australia, Italy, and France. This has included a workshop at a Workplace Safety Conference sharing the impact of workplace vision and hearing loss on the employee and their families.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Prevalence of vision and eye health issues & the common symptoms that impact the person on a daily basis.
  • Types of accommodations needed for someone with a vision or hearing loss.
  • The impact on an individual’s independence and need to adapt the environment & how they do things.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This session will be beneficial to professionals in HR as well as supervisors in the safety and health community or anyone interested in this topic.

SCHEDULE:
7:30-7:55 a.m. – Logon to ZOOM (Link sent closer to the event date.)
8:00-9:00 a.m. – Presentation and Q & A
9:00 a.m. – Wrap-Up

FEES:
Members – No Charge
Non-Members – $25.00 (GST is not applicable)
Students – $10.00

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Non-Member Registrations – Cancellations received at least 72 hours (3 days) prior to the event date are accepted without charge.  If cancellation is not received by the specified time frame the fee of $25.00 Non-Member fee is applicable. Substitutions are welcome.

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