In 2019, the Bank of America project launched the Financial Empowerment for Deaf/HoH initiative. This initiative works to boost awareness and application of financial capability strategies through ASL communication access in the Deaf community, increasing the number of Deaf individuals that will:
- Become banked
- Become ABLE Account owners
- Receive financial coaching
- Receive work incentives counseling
- Address financial challenges & implement solutions
The project will boost financial empowerment in the Deaf community through a combination of educational workshops and training, and ASL videos.
The initiative will improve communication access within financial institutions through Deaf awareness, so that more Deaf individuals may seamlessly access banking, savings and other critical services in the financial mainstream.
Deaf awareness training provided by NDI and Lead Deaf Partners in (3) select cities will expand awareness to Bank of America financial institutions, programs and volunteers/employees on effective communication strategies with a diverse Deaf community.
For more information, contact Nancy Boutot.