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1. Many people speak loudly to deaf people, blind people, and to those who speak another native tongue. Based on the information presented in this world, what mistakes are these people making? Give examples how you would communicate and have a greater appreciation for cultural differences with any of these groups. APA Guidelines and 225 words
2. Imagine yourself as a human resources professional who wants to alert top-level management to the importance of a policy against sexual harassment. What interpretations could you make of Table 8.1 to help you emphasize the importance of such a policy? What would your policy include? APA Guidelines 225 words

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Speaking loudly to deaf people, blind people, and to those who speak another native language is not effective. If a person is deaf, he cannot hear and speaking loudly is not logical. A person wishing to communicate with a deaf person must use sign language. One need not be an expert in sign language but deaf people can very quickly understand even rudimentary signs. Blind people have very sharp ears. Speaking loudly to them is not necessary. They can clearly understand every whisper. Speaking normally is adequate for communicating with blind. The blind react positively to touch. For example, if a person speaks normally with the blind and touches his hand lightly the blind will respond that he has understood what has been told to him. We are conditioned to look at a person's eyes and make out from the expression that the person has understood what we have told them. In case of blind a light touch will ...

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This solution explains communication strategies and prevention of sexual harassment. The sources used are also included in the solution.

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