Improving Campus Access is a facilitated course that provides basic knowledge and the tools necessary to understand the complexities of providing access to deaf students pursuing postsecondary education. Research shows there are significant barriers that prevent deaf students from thriving at college and career-readiness programs.
This course explores Campus Access as a multi-dimensional framework. To date, accommodations are believed to provide adequate access to opportunities in postsecondary settings. This course challenges that notion to frame access is not merely providing accommodations. When deaf students have access on campus, they are able to fully engage in both academic and social experiences.
By the end of this course, participants will possess the knowledge and skills needed to:
- Differentiate between access vs accessibility for deaf students in college settings
- Evaluate campus accessibility, identify barriers, and generate plans for change
- Provide example of deaf centered practices to strengthen inclusion and engagement of deaf students on college campuses
Clock Hours: This course is approved for 15 NDC Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Clock Hours
Badge Awarded Upon Completion:
Badge Type and Title: Accessibility Practices – Campus Accessibility