Foreign Language Classes: Creating Access for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Students who are deaf or hard of hearing are continuing to explore academic opportunities in the college setting. They often are seeking to participate alongside their hearing peers rather than settling for alternatives to foreign language requirements. Frequently, both student and staff are unsure of how to achieve successful access and accommodations for these courses. Effective approaches are determined on a case by case basis taking into consideration a variety of factors, including the student’s accommodation needs, available resources, and the purpose of the course in the overall academic program for the student.