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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Communication access is essential in an educational setting.