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ERIC Number: ED438665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Teaching Students Who Are Deaf-Blind. NETAC Teacher Tipsheet.
Jordan, Beth
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)
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:; Web site: 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
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Inst. of Technology, NY. National Technical Inst. for the Deaf.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For other NETAC teacher tipsheets, see EC 307 686-692.