Monday, April 28, 2008
Working in Government? Training Conference Coming Up
On May 1, 2008, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG) will host its Employment and Technology Forum at the U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Atrium and Conference Center, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, in Washington, D.C. from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm.

The theme for the forum is “2008 DHHIG Employment and Technology Forum ---Building Bridges with Innovative Technology”

This forum will feature subject matter experts from the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) who will be providing presentations in the area of reasonable accommodations, career management, and technology advancements. Part of the program also features a special track series of presentations that are designed for managers/supervisors and other people with an interest in working effectively with current and future deaf and hard of hearing Federal and government employees. The forum is being expected to attract a large number of participants.

Christine Griffin, Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will provide the keynote address.

To view the agenda of the forum and register to attend, please visit DHHIG's website:

The deadline to register is by April 30, 2008.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization since 1998 serves as an advocacy group for several thousands of Deaf and Hard of Hearing federal employees throughout the country and overseas alike on employment issues. DHHIG is committed to improving the opportunities among the members by providing education, training, and resources that may not otherwise be available elsewhere.

DHHIG sponsors several programs and events such as highly-acclaimed National Training Conference which takes place every two years. The 2009 National Training Conference (NTC) will be held on May 5-7, 2009 at Gallaudet University's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, which is conveniently located several minutes away from the our nation's capital.

For more information or any further inquiries, please contact either Kirsten Poston at

People on your list seem to be mostly hard of hearing people. I'd like to see more culturally Deaf on your list, too. Thanks, Karen.

April 28, 2008 at 1:58 PM  

Hang in there, we're just getting started here and have a long list of people to add. :)

April 28, 2008 at 2:33 PM  

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