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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Universal Design

The basic principle of Universal Design is that what works well for a wide variety of people with various functional abilities works better for everyone.

Universal Design
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Building State Capacity: A Work in Progress

What is the pepnet 2 Summit Series? How have state teams worked together to enhance transition services and effect changes in their systems? What has already been accomplished, and what is yet to come? 

May 2016 Newsletter
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Service provision isn’t always cookie cutter

Becoming an interpreter or captionist is not for the faint of heart.  For every boring classroom lecture there is an equally exciting field trip for rappelling or white water rafting.  Learning to navigate unique access situations requires skill, creativity, and an adventurous nature.

image of interpreter in classroom
Monday, December 7, 2015

Real-Time Speech-to-Text Services

Speech-to-text services increase the real-time access options for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. While speech-to-text services may not be the solution for all students, those who depend visual communication and do not know sign language will definitely benefit.  Other students may choose interpreters in highly interactive settings but prefer captioning in more lecture based classes.

Real-Time Speech-to-Text Services
Monday, October 5, 2015

Notetaking Services

It can be difficult for students who are deaf or hard of hearing to focus on a classroom lecture and take notes at the same time. Because notetaking can be a barrier, there are laws that require schools to provide note taking for these students to give them equal access to instruction during and after class.

Student taking notes
Friday, August 14, 2015

Pepnet 2 Year in Review

Pn2 will soon close out our fourth year of a five year cycle.  This year has seen us launch a new website design, a new online module, and much more. 

four individuals holding puzzle pieces together
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Interpreters in Postsecondary Education

Communication access is essential in an educational setting.

hands signing interpreter
Monday, April 6, 2015

Accessing Services in Rural America

Small towns, vast fields of corn, rolling hills, and majestic mountains all represent sce

image of rural barn
Monday, February 2, 2015

Promoting Access through Captions

Captions are essential in providing access to audio content for the 30 million Americans w

Promoting Access through Captioning
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Promoting Independence

"Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming o

Promoting Independence