Further Use/Credits

Copyright Notice

All material contained within the curriculum is owned by DHS unless otherwise stated or implied by the nature of the material, such as quotations attributable to other sources. All rights are reserved. Your use of the materials is limited to not-for-profit, non-commercial use. Because this material is intended for public use, a license to copy for limited use is granted where proper credit is given to DHS as the source and, where appropriate, to the author of the material. Permission is granted to print and distribute unmodified copies of the curriculum for non-commercial personal and third party use. For the avoidance of doubt, license granted above does not permit you to incorporate all or any part of the contents of this curriculum into any commercial publication or document, or for any other for-profit or commercial purpose without the written permission from DHS.

Using This Curriculum

This project is designed to improve the care and experiences of patients who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of hearing. Healthcare systems, and other organizations, wishing to use this in the in-service of their staff may do so as long as they abide by the terms of the Copyright notice above.

If you have questions on its use, you may contact:

Cheryl A. Blue, Consultant
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services~NE, Duluth

866-552-2692 Direct VP | 866-488-3836 TTY| cheryl.blue@state.mn.us

In Gratitude

Special thanks to Jack Bender for inspiring this project.

This was a collaborative effort and the Minnesota Department of Human Services wishes to acknowledge the may contributions bringing it to completion.

Deaf and Hard of hearing individuals who shared their experiences

  • Janalee Reineke Lyth
  • Mandy MacDonald
  • Jeff Moen
  • Chad Werner
  • Barb Urick

Welcome Video

  • Cheryl Blue

Video Model for Lipreading Activity

  • Xavier Bell

Project Team

  • Doug Bowen-Bailey, Digiterp Communications
  • Cindy Otto, Minnesota Department of Human Services – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division ~ Northeast
  • Cheryl Blue, Minnesota Department of Human Services – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division ~ Northeast
  • Natalie Stanley, Essentia Health
  • Jean Larson, Minnesota Department of Health

Reviewers

  • Shelly Barlass, BSN
  • Jeff Bailey, MD, PhD
  • Staff from Minnesota Department of Human Services ~ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division