Parents and educators can make online learning accessible for deaf and hard of hearing students during the COVID-19 pandemic with new online resources from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes at the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin, the university announced on its website.
WHERE: Online: https://www.nationaldeafcenter.org/covid19
BACKGROUND: In the rush to move classes online during the COVID-19 pandemic, deaf, hard-of-hearing, and other students who need special accommodations are at risk. With its commitment to close educational and employment gaps for deaf people, the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes has customized resources for deaf students and their families, as well as for educators and service providers at colleges, high schools, and vocational rehabilitation agencies who are struggling to make online learning accessible and equitable.
New multilingual resources include:
- 7 Tips for College Students to Take Control of Online Learning, a bundle that includes a video in American Sign Language (ASL) and a downloadable infographic
- Remember Accessibility in the Rush to Online Education: 10 Tips for Educators
- 5 Tips for Disability Service Professionals to Provide Accessibility in Online Classes
- Checklist for Teaching Deaf Students Online
- Answers to frequently asked COVID-19-related questions
- Coming soon: Mental health tips, advice for parents and workplaces, and homeschooling with an ASL-accessible online game.
To read more, please visit the University of Texas at Austin website.
Source: UT News