Making Online Learning Accessible for Deaf Students: A Guide for Disability Services




National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes

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As of 2019, around 46% of deaf college students had taken online courses—almost half of all deaf students! Many educational activities also happen online, such as office hours, group projects, internships, conferences, or webinars. Deaf students can benefit from online learning in many ways, but thorough and proactive planning is needed for deaf students to experience the most benefit. This document has two main sections: being proactive and being responsive. All institutions have busy times and not-so-busy times. This guide gives disability service offices tools to increase readiness to serve deaf students through proactive planning and being prepared to respond to requests from students and faculty members

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