Deaf-Friendly Hospitality for Hotels
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Deaf-Friendly Hospitality for Hotels

Join Us On Our Mission to Create a Deaf-Friendly World
5.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1 student enrolled
Last updated 4/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $30 Discount: 67% off
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Includes:
  • 4 mins on-demand video
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand Deaf travelers, their culture, and unique needs.
  • Create a Deaf-Friendly experience for Deaf guests staying at your establishment
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Requirements
  • Internet connection
Description

If you've never met a Deaf person, you may be unsure how to communicate with them. This is not a skill you're born with, so how can you be expected to know.

Become Deaf-Friendly, Gain More Customers

'Deaf-Friendly Hospitality for Hotels' is a course designed for anyone that works in the hotel industry. In less than one hour you can learn the basics to assisting a Deaf hotel guest to make sure they have a positive deaf-friendly experience at your establishment. In this short course, you will:

  1. Discover insight into the issues facing Deaf travelers
  2. Identify areas in your establishment that need improvement
  3. Learn American Sign Language vocabulary to assist you in communication
  4. Apply tips and tricks to become a deaf-friendly establishment

The course is structured in a very straight-forward way. There are powerpoint presentations, hyperlinks to resources, downloadable tip sheets and a video where you will learn useful Sign Language vocabulary including the American Sign Language Manual Alphabet.

Join us in creating a Deaf-Friendly hotel experience!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for all individuals whom work in the hospitality industry including but not limited to hotels, motels, lodges, and bed and breakfasts.
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
01:02:10
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Welcome
1 Lecture 00:00
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Deaf People Who Are They?
5 Lectures 00:00

Identity
3 pages

Terminology
9 pages

Communication Preferences
5 pages

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From Checking in to Checking Out - Walk a Day in Our Shoes
4 Lectures 00:00
Introduction
2 pages


In the Room
6 pages

Hotel Services
5 pages
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Tips to Communicate with Deaf Hotel Guests
1 Lecture 00:00
Tips to Communicate for Hotels
11 pages
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Useful Sign Language Vocabulary for your Hotel
2 Lectures 04:10

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About the Instructor
Melissa echo Greenlee
4.4 Average rating
13 Reviews
34 Students
4 Courses
Deaf Advocate

As a Deaf consumer, I face communication barriers on a daily basis. From getting my questions answered about a new product I want to purchase, to placing an order at a restaurant, or mailing a package out at the post office – the daily struggles living as a Deaf person add up. They come in the form of eye-rolls when the retail clerk, sandwich artist, or beautician (take your pick) learns I am Deaf and has to slow down their speaking or write things down. If it's not an eye-roll, it's a place of business that stands and stares as if they are looking at someone from another planet.

Through all the triumphs and challenges that hearing loss has brought me, it has also brought me my most cherished gift. My life's work -- to make the world accessible to 70 million Deaf people worldwide. I do this by running a consumer review website for the Deaf community (deaffriendly) while providing training, presentation and publishing.

I truly believe that with mutual education, hand-holding and a little bit of patience between all people, we can create a deaf-friendly world.