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2018-2019 Deaf College Student National Accessibility Report Summary
More than 200,000 deaf students attend colleges nationwide. For these deaf students to succeed, college experiences must be accessible. Students also need to feel supported by and engaged with the campus community. Giving deaf students interpreters or speech-to-text services in the classroom is not enough! True access involves complex factors like attitudes, campus technology, communication, the environment, student services, and social engagement.
More than 300 deaf students enrolled at colleges across the nation took an accessibility survey about their experiences at college. On average, students rated their colleges’ accessibility at 3.2 out of 5.
Read the full report here.
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