Promoting #DeafSuccess: Guide for College and Postsecondary Programs
Colleges, universities, and postsecondary training programs are responsible for ensuring programs and services are accessible for deaf students including courses and activities online, face-to-face, or hybrid formats. With the right tools, resources, and supports, schools can create accessible learning experiences and opportunities for deaf students to engage in.
Use this guide to support deaf success on your campus. Explore NDC resources, tipsheets, and toolkits on a variety of topics using the links provided.
Explore a variety of commonly used accommodations for deaf students.
Prepare for both remote and in-person services for all campus activities.
Streamline accommodations protocol using these five commonly requested resources.
Anticipate barriers- remember face masks affect accessibility for deaf students
Plan activities and materials in accessible formats for online and in-person courses.
Incorporate inclusive instructional strategies to maximize engagement and learning.
Address attitudes and biases that surface as barriers for deaf students.
Cultivate experiences across campus. Access is more than just providing accommodations.
Keep deaf students connected with each other and with deaf mentors.
Plan for critical opportunities with internships and offsite accessibility.
Encourage students to connect with vocational rehabilitation to receive support for personal assistive technology devices and tuition.
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This guide was developed under a jointly funded grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs and the Rehabilitation Services Administration, #H326D160001. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of the federal government.