How can workplaces be more inclusive of colleagues who are deaf or hard of hearing?
Much can be done to make a workspace more accessible to and inclusive of colleagues who are deaf or hard of hearing. Universal design can provide a framework for doing so by underpinning practices that can be applied proactively to make a welcoming and environment and to ensure that appropriate accommodations are available specific individuals. Aspects of the work environment to consider are in-person, remote, and hybrid presentations and professional development; in-person and remote meetings and discussions; and conversations and networking.
The Mind Hears offers guidance to employers for making their workplaces more accessible to and inclusive of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. For a comprehensive list of ideas consult What can you do to improve the academic workplace for your deaf and hard-of-hearing colleagues?