May 19, 20, and 21, 2021
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
Information and Registration:
Integrating Communication Access Services for Deaf Students in a Virtual World
Thursday May 20th, 3:40p.m.
As the virtual landscape from the pandemic continues, inquiries on the AHEAD listserv indicate there are many colleagues in need of guidance with coordinating interpreting and speech-to-text services (CART, C-Print, TypeWell) for online classes. Integrating service providers in virtual settings requires proactive planning to ensure effective communication with deaf students. Join the National Deaf Center to learn current practices and tips when coordinating service providers for online meetings, campus events, and more. Presenters will share resources to commonly asked questions from AHEAD members with the goal of providing an equitable college experience for deaf students in a virtual world.
Cassie S. Franklin, National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes
Lore Kinast, National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes
Lore Kinast, M.A., is a Technical Assistance Specialist with the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC). Lore provides higher education professionals, employers, students, parents, and organizations with resources, strategies, and tools to ensure deaf students can access their college education. Prior to working with NDC, she coordinated a range of accommodations including interpreting and speech-to-text services for deaf students at several colleges. Along with the 15+ years of experience coordinating services, she has served on several advisory committees or as a board member for various organizations supporting the provision of access and services for deaf people. Lore received her Masters from California State University, Northridge in Educational Administration and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree at Texas Tech University in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis on serving deaf students.
Cassie S. Franklin, B.S., is a Technical Assistance Support Specialist with the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC). Cassie brings her 20+ years experience from working in postsecondary disability services, providing resources, strategies and tools to professionals working with deaf people in postsecondary settings. These experiences ranged from administration, coordinating services, disability counseling and advanced training. Cassie received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work with advanced certification in Youth Development from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Disability Services in Higher Education from the City University of New York.