Monday, February 27, 2017

Sign language class helps deaf worker and coworkers bond - HR DIVE

by  Valerie Bolden-Barrett
Originally published:  February 24 2017

Dive Brief:

  • ATT employees learned sign language to communicate better with a deaf coworker, WSYX reports.
  • The station said Kamal Nasser was the only deaf worker at an ATT warehouse in Columbus, OH. His co-workers used to use whiteboards and hand motions to communicate with him.
  • One day Nasser responded to coworker, Jason McGonigle, with sign language stating that the whiteboard method was slow, says WSYX. McGonigle got the idea of having employees learn sign language and presented it to the manager. The two started an ASL class for employees.