Getting Started Before We Begin

About the Training

This training was developed in collaboration with community partners, health care providers, and representatives of the Deaf and hard of hearing community through research and interviews.

You will see video testimonials gathered from healthcare professionals and representative members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community throughout the training sharing their personal and professional perspectives. Community members also helped shape the training materials, examples, and interactions.

Timing and Technical Requirements

On average, the simulation-only version of this experience takes approximately 30 minutes or less to complete. The web-based training uses interactive 360 environments, scenarios, and supporting materials to show a variety of daily and healthcare experiences the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community may encounter.

You will progress through the following two major content areas covering:

  1. Unit 1: Assumptions and Accommodation
  2. Unit 2: Health Literacy and Family History

Each section begins with an overview of objectives and instructions for the interactive elements.

Through the training, Dr. Michael McKee will act as a guide. Dr. McKee is a Physician, the Director of the Deaf Health Clinic at the Dexter Health Center, he also directs the MDisability program at the Department of Family Medicine and co-directs the Center for Disability Health & Wellness at the University of Michigan.

Learners will be presented with key concepts, terminology, and perspectives throughout the training.

At the conclusion of the training, you will be provided an opportunity to build a plan of continued action along with a variety of resources for further exploration.

For the best experience, it is recommended that you use a computer with your browser in full-screen mode.

Screen Reader Option

If you would like to go through the training using a screen reader, please click below.

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Content Disclaimer:

The following virtual reality simulation contains content that some people may find triggering. If you believe that you will find the material triggering, you may choose not to participate or you can withdraw at any time.