Photo Gallery: 2024 Access Your Future Event for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students!

Posted by AIU on 2/19/2024 5:30:00 PM

Earlier this month, students who are deaf and hard of hearing from across the region converged at the AIU's Central Office in Homestead for a special event in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) for an empowering event! The "Access Your Future" event focused on several aspects of independence for those with hearing impairments, including self-advocacy & communication styles, using assistive technology and accommodations, and fun social activities. At the end, students were treated to a panel discussion with several adults who are deaf and hard of hearing from all walks of life to learn how they navigate the "real world," and hear their stories. It was an enlightening day for all!

Special thanks to Brett Glavey from OVR and Jeanine Esch, Jennifer Pirring, and all our AIU Deaf and Hard of Hearing staff for making this event happen!

See photos of this event in the gallery below!