Challenges and potential barriers to communication & access to learning
7/24/2020 8:58:12 AM
At the time of this newsletter release, Governor Walz has not yet released guidance to schools about the format for learning this fall. We do not yet know if students will return to the classroom, continue with full-time distance learning, or learn in a hybrid format. This video series was created in anticipation of meeting the communication access needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
After schools reopen and students return to their classrooms, there will be challenges and potential barriers with communication and access to learning for students who are deaf/hard of hearing. These challenges need to be considered and addressed.
To address the expected challenges and barriers, a group of organizations, teachers, and recent high school graduates who are deaf or hard of hearing decided to create three videos that highlight these challenges and more importantly, suggest possible solutions. Each video targets a different audience: general education teachers, parents, and special educators (e.g., teachers of deaf/hard of hearing, special education teachers, sign language interpreters, and paraprofessionals). People who are deaf/hard of hearing share their struggles in general education settings as well as possible solutions.
The videos are:
All videos have ASL interpretation, English voiceover, closed captions, and descriptive transcripts.