Access & Accommodations
Accommodations are provided by a school, employer, or other institution to ensure deaf people are able to fully access all the experiences and activities offered. There are many different types of accommodations, ranging from interpreters to extra time for testing.
In order to ensure equitable opportunities and effective communication for all students, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act mandate that reasonable accommodations be provided when requested.
Caption: Watch expert lecturer Jason Altmann describe common accommodations for deaf college students.
This guide will help you understand the variety of accommodations available, how to choose the best accommodation, and more.
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Types of Accommodations
Though not an exhaustive list, these are some commonly used accommodations. They can be a starting point for a discussion with a deaf student about the right accommodations for them.
Interpreters facilitate communication between a deaf and hearing person. This can be done in a number of modalities identified by the deaf person including:
Cued Speech Transliteration
Visit the Interpreting page for more information.