FCIC's 2014 Employment Webinar Series!

FCIC's 2014 Employment Webinar Series

Join us for an opportunity to participate in a series of webinars geared to build capacity on an array of employment related topics.

Building Employment for Individuals
Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
4:30pm to 6:00pm EST

Patti Sanchez, B.S., MBA

The unique and unjust struggles often endured by persons who are deaf and hard of hearing attempting to seek and build successful careers can be significantly lessened with the general population’s further understanding of the deaf and hard of hearing culture.  The webinar will help to clarify facts, myths, and misconceptions related to the deaf and hard of hearing culture. Participants of this webinar will be provided with promising practices to support successful employment outcomes for job seekers, employees, and employers who are deaf and hard of hearing.  The presenter will share ways to better communicate with persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.  She will also provide strategies which make communication with persons who are deaf and hard of hearing less complex and more productive.  Participants will also hear various effective suggestions to assist persons who are deaf and hard of hearing obtain and maintain successful employment outcomes.

Following the session, participants will have a better understanding of:
  • Deaf and hard of hearing culture
  • American Sign Language and other countries SLs
  • Ways to communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing population
  • Accommodation ideas
  • Assistive technology

Patti Sánchez is a Senior Employment Consultant and On-the-job Training Coordinator for the deaf and hard of hearing community at TDI (www.tdiworks.org). Patti received a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University Of Phoenix and a B.S. Degree in Business Management with a minor in accounting, human resources and marketing from St. Francis College of Brooklyn, New York. She is a pre-certified deaf interpreter and a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  Patti won the 2012 first quarter outstanding TDI award for bringing extraordinary results to clients, colleagues and the community. She has successfully supported job seekers with an array of careers from education, hospitality, recreation, retail, restaurateurs, Law Firm, and many more.


Closed captioning and sign-language interpretation will be provided throughout the broadcast of this webinar.

No registration is required. Simply join in on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm.

On the login page, enter your name in the guest field. No aliases please.

  • Should you experience difficulty with the audio through your computer, you may listen via telephone by calling 1-888-670-6525; participant code 358-688-7907. Please make sure that you place your phone on MUTE during the course of the presentation.
  • Submit any questions regarding technical problems during the meeting directly to Dan Souders, IT Specialist, who will be listed as “Tech Support” on your monitor.
  • Instructions for receiving a Certificate of Completion will be given at the close of the meeting. Make sure you sign in using your full name if you will be requesting a certificate.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Brenda Clark - 813.974.2581 or bclark7@usf.edu
NOTE: This webinar will be archived and can be viewed following the event on FCIC’s WEBINAR LIBRARY

Keep an eye out for these upcoming

July, 2014
No Webinar (Summer Break)
August 20, 2014
U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
September 17, 2014
Breaking Barriers to Employment.

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  • Receive support and services that are based on individual goals and outcomes.
  • Achieve full inclusion and participate in society, in an individualized manner, consistent with the unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, and capabilities of each individual.


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