How do I ask an applicant who is deaf how they communicate on the job?

Carly Chalmers

Employers are required to make accommodations for staff who have disabilities, whether that's by using technology or other creating other types of accommodations in the workplace.

Before any candidate comes in for an interview, it's always a good idea to ask if they require accommodations, such as an accessible entrance. If you're conducting a video interview, ensure you have the transcription settings enabled.

Simply asking "how can we be prepared for when you come in?" shows that as an employer, you're aware of the candidate's needs.

Watch the video below to learn more about:

  • how to be prepared for an interview with a candidate who is deaf
  • how to accommodate staff with disabilities
  • what to say to make sure your questions don't sound discriminatory
  • and more

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