Diversity Week event highlights deaf culture

Wichita State’s Office of Disability Services will host Deaf Deaf World event 1-4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Rhatigan Student Center (room 142). The event is part of the Student Government Association’s Diversity Week Sept. 13-17.

During Deaf Deaf World, participants will remain silent and use written communication, gestures and sign language to communicate. Visual aids and interactive information will be available for those who are unfamiliar with sign language.

The event will also feature several booths showcasing information about deaf culture including American Sign Language (ASL), interpreting, the Kansas School for the Deaf, the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, local K-12 Deaf Education Programs, WSU’s ASL, audiology and speech programs, deaf entertainment, the Deaf Museum of Art and deaf culture history.

If you are a student with a disability that is interested in receiving possible accommodations select the link below to begin the form. If you are a staff or faculty member interested in receiving possible workplace accommodations, contact the HR Total Rewards team at totalrewards@wichita.edu.