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Giving Deaf Youth The Tools To Strive

The unfortunate fact is that the deaf are often marginalised. iCan Disability Academy was launched to better the lives of its students. This small training café based in Durban North is manned solely by the deaf with students learning about the hospitality trade in a one-year course. Learning hospitality and life skills to enable a …

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The benefits of hiring deaf candidates

According to eDeaf, the leading provider of (Deaf) Skills Development training in South Africa, the unfortunate stereotype still exists that deaf people are less capable than hearing employees in the work environment. The truth is, that deaf candidates can do anything, except here. In their continual efforts to break this stereotype and empower Deaf candidates, …

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Read my lips – a face mask to help the deaf

Lauren Neilson, a fourth-year speech and language pathology student, began making lip-reading masks when she realised how hard it was to communicate with deaf people when wearing a conventional mask. A Cape Town occupational therapist who turned her love of sewing into a self-run business, and a Durban entrepreneurial speech therapy student are unmasking lips …

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Making reasonable adjustments to the workplace

It is well documented that hiring people with disabilities is good for business, the economy and your company’s morale. That said, employers have a responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to the workplace so that an employee with a disability can do their job effectively. Previously referred to as a ‘reasonable adjustment’, a workplace adjustment is a change to a work process, …

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