Deaf Success in Fall 2020: Guide for Colleges and Postsecondary Schools

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No matter which direction your institution goes for Fall 2020 — online, hybrid, or face-to-face — don’t let your deaf students fall through the cracks. Colleges, universities, and postsecondary training programs have a legal responsibility to provide equal access to deaf students when they shift online. The only way forward is for us all to work together.


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  • Think inclusively in your online course design and instructional strategies, including using a variety of materials and providing accessible ways for students to interact.
  • Set up protocols and share tips with your instructors that help facilitate clear communication and sharing.

  • Caption all of your videos and media, and do not rely on auto captions, such as those on YouTube.
  • Periodically check in with the student and everyone else involved: including faculty, access providers, staff and administrators.


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