How to Effectively Communicate with a Client Who Experiences Hearing Loss 

27 févr. 2020
Toronto ON

OBA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

The Canadian Health Measures Survey indicates that 40% of adults aged 20 to 79 have at least a slight hearing loss in one or both ears. How do you ensure that people who experience hearing loss receive proper access to justice and appropriate legal services when they enter the justice system?  To be fully engaged in their files and be able to give informed decisions, both clients and law practitioners with a hearing loss require proper services. Join us for a unique program with an experienced speaker who will discuss the issues and demonstrate the techniques that assist these clients when accessing the justice system. Gain the perspective from someone who experiences hearing loss as to how they benefit from using this technology.  

The program will explore and discuss:

  • The different types of hearing loss
  • Who within the justice system requires proper access
  • How this access can be denied or the barriers that exist
  • What is the duty to accommodate under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • The use of the appropriate tools for the client’s specific type of hearing loss and the options that exist
  • Various scenarios of accessibility in the courtroom


Learn with an interactive mock discovery how you can effectively use realtime captioning to assist a person who experiences hearing loss.

Don’t miss this unique and highly practical program!

PROGRAM SPEAKER

Kimberley Neeson, Neesons Reporting
Michael McNeely, MEd, 2020 LLB Candidate

PROGRAM DETAILS

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 8:30 am Registration
9:00 am - 10:00 am Program
Location: OBA Conference Centre
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8
 

PROGRAM PRICE

CBA Member: No Charge | Non-Member: $50*

*plus applicable taxes

 

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