- Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, meetings with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) staff, and other Pre-ETS meetings can happen over the phone or in person if following required health protocols. Consider telecommunication relay services for phone calls as needed for deaf participants.
- Download and share online transition resources in alternative formats (e.g. paper or flash drives) to share with students and families.
- Discuss what students have learned through mail-in surveys and/or calls.
- Partner with local access television to broadcast Pre-ETS lessons.
- Identify programs to support deaf students’ access to technology
- EveryoneOn: Low-Cost Internet Service and Computers search tool
- FCC: Lifeline Support for Affordable Communications
- iCanConnect: State directory for deafblind assistive technologies
- National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training Center: Program Directory
- Request telecommunication equipment from Vocational Rehabilitation.
- Provide a paper copy of the Deafverse Choose Your Future! Activity Kit to better understand the student’s communication needs, personalities traits and skills and develop self-determination.
- Join our listserv to gather ideas from other professionals working with deaf students with limited access to internet and technology.
Connect with us
National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes
The University of Texas at Austin
College of Education, SZB 5.110
1912 Speedway, Stop D4900 Austin, TX 78712
Phone/VP (512) 436-0144