ACCESS Main Street Resource Description

external link

Tips for Teaching Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

This handbook serves as a handy reference tool for faculty and staff at the postsecondary level who are teaching students who are deaf or hard of hearing. It accompanies a CD that can be used in faculty development activities to enhance their understanding of the educational needs and services of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. (2000)

PEPNet 2

Report a problem with this entry

Be the first to rate this entry!

There is 1 comment on this entry.

Posted by: alweber04 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 2:50 p.m.

Great tips! It also outlines the different areas to consider, like the classroom and assisted listening devices. The presentation also includes a script, displaying a good example of how to make an accessible presentation.

Login to request moderator review of this comment.


Log in to post a comment or rate this entry.

You may register for an account if don't have one.

It took me several years of struggling with the heavy door to my building, sometimes having to wait until a person stronger came along, to realize that the door was an accessibility problem, not only for me, but for others as well. And I did not notice, until one of my students pointed it out, that the lack of signs that could be read from a distance at my university forced people with mobility impairments to expend a lot of energy unnecessarily, searching for rooms and offices. Although I have encountered this difficulty myself on days when walking was exhausting to me, I interpreted it, automatically, as a problem arising from my illness (as I did with the door), rather than as a problem arising from the built environment having been created for too narrow a range of people and situations.

Susan Wendell, author of
The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability