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So, we've made it to the end of this tutorial.
To review, here are some tips to remember:
It's ok to offer help. If accepted, ask exactly how you can help.
Talk to people at eye level, if necessary,
don't be afraid to pull up a chair.
Make sure that sites, whether volunteering
having a meeting, or socializing, are accessible to everyone.
While communicating with the Deaf or hard of hearing,
face the listener, keep mouth clear of objects such as
hands, gum, and food.
Talk directly to individuals,
instead of to their personal care attendants or interpreters.
When talking with someone who has speech difficulties,
it's ok to ask them to repeat what you've heard.
Be patient. If necessary, use alternative methods of
communication, such as pen and paper or a computer.
We hope that these tips have demystified disability
etiquette and help you to feel more comfortable.
If you are trying to be respectful, it will come across.
After all, you are not working with all people with disabilities as
a group-you are working with someone who happens to have
a disability. We hope that your service programs
run more smoothly as a result of this information. Thank you.