Consider Stakeholders and their Needs
This model recognizes all involved as partners: we understand that each of us has different communication styles and language modalities. We take this into consideration when communicating together.
This InfoGuide provides tips for working together as individuals with different language modalities: ie, signing, tactile signing, speaking, and hearing. This includes DHH, DB, those with learning differences, international, and Hearing individuals, and any combination of these.
If you are co-presenting, you may want to consider adding her as an alternate host in the event there are internet issues. That way, your co-presenter can take over. Also, you may want DAS Services to be aware of your phone/text number in case there is a problem with Zoom access (example: maybe the service provider has the wrong Zoom ID number). DAS can get in touch with you in case the service provider is unable to get into the Zoom session.
Consider developing an agreement with all stakeholders to improve communication flow and turn-taking to ensure successful communication with people using diverse communication modes. You may want to enable non-verbal and meeting reactions on Zoom (raise hand, slow down, etc).
- identify self
- take pauses
- paraphrase others to clarify
- make your point
- use chat rather than raise hands to take in and listen to presenter comments