Session Track:

Language Access
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Embracing Family Perspectives: The Transformation that has Moved a Network Forward

October 18, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
During this highly interactive session, participants will engage with the processes that the National Center on Deaf-Blindness has established to guide state deaf-blind projects in examining their project capacity to address family needs and inform their project activities. By prioritizing family leadership, the national deaf-blind network has increased their focus on equity and addressing the cultural and linguistic needs of families. Enhanced partnerships with family organizations have created…

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Creating Culturally Responsive Resources and Translations

October 18, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Translations are an important way to share information, knowledge, and ideas with people who do not speak English as their primary language. Good translation keeps the meaning of the message, style, and manner. Cultural adaptation involves reviewing and changing the structure of the resources, program, or practice to fit the needs and preferences of a particular cultural group or community. Together, translations and cultural adaptations can improve the accessibility of materials and engage families from under-served communities. The primary objective of this workshop is to provide cultural and plain language tools and an overview of several strategies to improve translation and create culturally adaptive materials that resonate with diverse audiences. This workshop features hands-on activities to practice developing culturally responsive materials, using real-life examples from our network.

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