Access Means A Lot of Things

By Dr. Daniel B. Swartz, CI, CT, SC:L, ED:K-12 Access?  What’s that?!?  It means different things to different people. Merriam-Webster defines it: Full Definition of access 1   a : onset      b : a fit of intense feeling : outburst 2. a : permission, liberty, or ability to enter, approach, or pass to […]

Don’t Leave the Deaf Person out of the Conversation

By Daniel B. Swartz, Ph.D, CI, CT, SC:L, ED:K-12, AZ Class-A Recently, I was asked my opinion by a deaf client on the protocol and etiquette regarding a very specific situation. For the sake of anonymity, let’s call this client Joe.  Joe was attending a regular staff meeting, all participants were hearing except for him, […]