HOW TO MAKE YOUR PLACE MORE DEAF-FRIENDLY?
All You Need to Know
MAKE INFORMATION VISUALLY AVAILABLE
Maps, charts, tasting notes are great visual tools to use when working with Deaf consumers. Not only it will help them, everyone will gain more knowledge about wines and the vinification process with the visual aids.
NON VERBAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGY
If there is no sign language interpreter in present, be sure to face a Deaf consumer and you can use non verbal communication to express your thoughts. Think about your facial expression, eye gaze, body language and gestures ! The more you use, the more clear the communication becomes.
SIGN LANGUAGE IS A PLUS!
Like any spoken language, American Sign Language can richly convey any message. Taking sign language classes will greatly benefit the communication between you and your Deaf consumers. You do not need to become expert in sign language to communicate. Invest time to take a class from your local community and remember, having a Deaf instructor is always the BEST way to learn and support the Deaf community!