ERIC Number: ED438665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Teaching Students Who Are Deaf-Blind. NETAC Teacher Tipsheet.
This tipsheet offers suggestions for the instructor who has a student with both a vision and a hearing loss, stressing that the first step is to talk with the student to determine what modifications are necessary. Specific recommendations are offered for the following areas: (1) use of student aids/accommodations (such as interpreters, notetakers, readers, and assistive listening devices); (2) physical classroom accommodations (lighting, seating, etc.); (3) use of handouts/ad hoc materials (such as, large print or Braille materials, taped textbooks, reading machines); (4) use of audiovisual materials (the need for modification when using videotapes, an overhead projector, or slides); (5) small group discussions/activities (such as use of clear ground rules, an interpreter, or assistive listening devices); (6) oral presentations; (7) exams (the format may need to be modified, interpreted, or given in a different setting); (8) field visits/labs; (9) teaching style; and (10) contacts for assistance. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), Deaf Blind, Higher Education, Inclusive Schools, Multiple Disabilities
Northeast Technical Assistance Center, Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623-5604. Tel: 716-475-6433 (Voice/TTY); Fax: 716-475-7660; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://netac..rit.edu. For full text: http://www.netac.rit.ed/publication/tipsheet/deaf-blind.html
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Inst. of Technology, NY. National Technical Inst. for the Deaf.
Note: For other NETAC teacher tipsheets, see EC 307 686-692.