Making Organizations Inclusive: Stories of Deaf Gain in the Outdoors

This webinar will provide you with some of the needed tools, understanding, and resources of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing so that you can be more inclusive, respectful, and successful.

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Event Details

October 24, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:15 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:15 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:15 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE


Closed Captioning is available for this webinar.
Learning Credits
are available for this webinar.


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Webinar Outline

ASL interpretation will be available for this webinar.

Are you a project contact for an ASL (American Sign Language) inclusion or crew with Deaf Corps Members this summer? Do you work with Deaf people in the outdoors? Are you looking for resources on how to work and communicate with your Deaf and Hard of Hearing members, participants, or co-workers? This training will provide you with some of the needed tools, understanding, and resources so that you can be more inclusive, respectful, and successful.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction to Deaf community/culture
  • Resources to learn ASL
  • Hiring qualified interpreters
  • Working with Deaf and hearing individuals in the outdoors
  • Minimize risks and emergency situations


This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).


Webinar Partners


Sam (Marlo) Bragg, Field and Logistics Director, CorpsTHAT, Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland

Sam is the seventh generation of a large, vibrant Deaf family in Maine's Great Woods. After obtaining a Master's degree in Outdoor Leadership from Saybrook University and National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Sam joined CorpsTHAT's team with the intention of building a bridge to connect the Deaf community and the outdoors through education, recreation, and careers. Sam is passionate about creating equitable and inclusive spaces in the outdoors for Deaf and hard-of-hearing folks, especially being in the field on and off for the past 12 years through different capacities. During Sam’s free time, Sam enjoys climbing, trail running, skiing, and backpacking.


Closed Captioning

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Learning Credits and CEUs

American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

  • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
  • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH) (most HSW approved)
  • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
  • CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations

Learning credits are free for attendees for American Trails webinars and the International Trails Symposium, as well as for other conferences, webinars, and workshops we offer credits for. Learn more here.


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