This is a great reminder to meeting and event planners to consider the environments presented to the deaf and hearing impaired community.
The project was first conceptualized by Squillace, social work students Codi Poe and Megan Gillis, and American Sign Language-Interpreting students Randa Freeze and Brittany Foldes.
“The project grew out of previous research we had done with the Jacksonville Commission on Disabilities and Human Relations regarding access to services in Jacksonville,” Squillace said. “Survey respondents expressed concerns about treatment at local businesses and wanted to have more welcoming environments created.”
Dr. Jeannie Zeck, professor of English, and Susan Hall, assistant professor in interpreting, assisted with video production with the Office of Communications and Marketing at MacMurray.
For more information, contact Squillace at 217-479-7108 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.