WEBINAR: Deaf/Hard of Hearing Employees During COVID-19

Best Practices? Masks? Communicating with Customers?

With the COVID-19 Pandemic, do you know what deaf and hard of hearing front-line employees are doing to remain safe and be able to communicate with their colleagues and clients? This free webinar will share tools, stories, and resources for deaf and hard of hearing employees to address communication challenges in the workplace.

Explore: Remote Employment During COVID-19 (includes tips for deaf and hard of hearing employees, guidelines for employers, and a matrix of video conferencing platforms offering different features)


Kevin is smiling.Kevin Meyer is a sales associate at the UPS Store with a decade of experience working with customers on a daily basis. Kevin accommodates most services such as notary, printing, packaging, and shipping. Kevin graduated from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville with a BA in Computer Management and Information Systems. Working in the field of mental health and customer relations, Kevin has a passion to ensure every client/customer comes out happy and pleased with their services.
Carolyn is smiling.Carolyn Neumann is from the Chicago Suburbs. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Merchandising. Carolyn has worked at many different retail stores and companies -- currently, she works as a Visual Display Manager at Kohl's Department Store. She really enjoys her job because it’s fun and allows Carolyn to be creative!
Kevin is smiling. Kevin Smith was born and raised in Chicago, in a Deaf family. He attended Illinois School for the Deaf. He briefly attended Gallaudet University and has been working with the United States Postal Service for the past 34 years. He is currently a Sales Service Associate.
Laura is smiling. Laura Young is a current employee at H.E.B as an Overnight Stocker in Austin, Texas. She enjoys working overnight hours and keep the department clean and well-organized. She ensures federal, state, and company regulations and standards of product food safety and sanitation are met. During her free time, she likes to spend time with her family.

Webinar Policies

We value access and strive to make our meetings accessible and welcoming to all participants. The NAD is committed to access and all of the presenters have been provided with guidance on making their presentations accessible. We also provide accommodations to meet individual needs during the webinars. If you have a question about an auxiliary aid or service you requested on your registration, please email [email protected]. All webinars will be in American Sign Language (ASL) unless specified.
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