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 how to achieve successful access and accommodations for these courses.
Test Equity Summit Publications from the 2008 Test Equity Summit
Test Equity for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 2008 Summit Participants
Test Equity for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Summit - August 2008, Broomfield, Colorado - Video Discussions of the Fundamental Issues
Learn more about problems, challenges, and issues that academic and psychoeducational tests pose for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Suggested strategies and guidelines are provided.
Pproviding speech-to-text (STS) transcripts to students and/or instructors. (PEPNet Listserv “Past Post”)
Information and resources about college-level English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. (PEPNet Listserv “Past Post”)
Articles address effective strategies and technological advances for providing access to students at the postsecondary level who are deaf and hard of hearing
Learn more through this short online video about providing services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing who also have additional disabilities that may impact the learning process.
Use this tipsheet as a quick reference to learn strategies for teaching language, reading, and writing. (Published in Spanish)
PEPNet has been a valuable resource to the University of Arizona for years. Using the listserv, we’ve been able to con...
PEPNet has been a valuable resource to the University of Arizona for years. Using the listserv, we’ve been able to connect with other disability and higher education professionals and stay in up-to-date on emerging issues in deafness and education nationwide. We’ve even been able to locate and hire interpreters for study abroad assignments using the PEPNet network! Most recently, we were in need of information on amplification systems to support our city-wide book festival. The PEPNet team connected us with a colleague with extensive knowledge in assistive listening devices. Using the resources she provided, we found a perfect solution and were even able to serve as a source of information for another service provider who was seeking similar information. PEPNet is like having a team of colleagues in your pocket.
- Carol Funckes, Associate Director of Disability Resource Center, University of Arizona