Deaf people in the workplace

Mette Sommer Lindsay, Audrey Cameron, Jemina Napier

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Abstract / Description of output

Deaf people are part of the globalised workforce. Increasing focus on equality, diversity and inclusivity in workplaces requires consideration of deaf people’s access to, and opportunities in, employment. Various accommodations can be made in the workplace, but with legal recognition of sign languages in many countries, and increasing media visibility, it is important to acknowledge the skills that deaf people bring to workplaces. In this chapter, we will learn about deaf people and sign languages, the challenges that deaf people can face at work (with a focus on the UK), and the skills and strategies they use to navigate workplaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntercultural Issues in the Workplace
Subtitle of host publicationLeadership, Communication and Trust
EditorsKaterina Strani, Kerstin Pfeiffer
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783031423208
ISBN (Print)9783031423192
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • deaf employment
  • workplace
  • deaf employees
  • deaf entrepreneurs
  • hearing workplaces
  • deaf workplaces
  • inclusive workplaces
  • access
  • sign languages


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