Promoting #DeafSuccess: Guide for High Schools
Consider transition planning as a coordinated design for life that starts with deaf students. NDC is here to provide resources and support the transition planning process.
This guide has key strategies to support deaf success at your high school and beyond. Use the links to explore NDC resources, FAQs, and toolkits on a variety of topics.
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
- Create opportunities for accessible online learning where students can learn and interact.
Introduce online accommodations that may be used in hybrid and online classrooms.
- Ensure events and activities online are accessible for all students.
Incorporate captioned media in instructional materials and student projects.
Support students in maximizing the use of technology and finding ways to stay connected to school during remote learning.
Encourage strategies for communication at home between deaf youth and their family.
Connect students and families with deaf role models, after school programming, and mentoring programs.
Inform students and families about postsecondary entrance exams and help them advocate for accommodations.
Promote college readiness by starting college searches early, even if remote, and prioritize the student’s fit within the entire college community.
Remember: Access is more than accommodations.
STAY CONNECTED WITH NDC
- FAQs are regularly updated.
- NDC | Help Team is just a click away.
- Subscribe to keep current and connect with peers.
Stories about Mentoring
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.