ITP 120

Interpreter Training Program

Support Service Provider Training


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"It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.

Helen Keller

Course Description:
This course focuses on the specialist skills needed for Support Service Provider training. Cultural norms and etiquette, guiding and safety issues, introductory information on commonly used communication modes of the Deaf-Blind, communication of environmental and visual information for guiding and support are emphasized through interactive instruction, blindfold experiences, simulations, guided practice, and guest presentations by Deaf-Blind people.  The purpose of this course is to prepare students with essential skills and training needed to become a well-rounded Support Service Provider for the Deaf-Blind.

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do. "

 Helen Keller