ERIC Number: ED440499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Campus Life and the Development of Postsecondary Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: Principles and Practices. [A Report of the] National Task Force on Quality of Services in the Postsecondary Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.
Porter, Jeff; Camerlengo, Renee; DePuye, Maggie; Sommer, Mark
This report discusses the needs of postsecondary education students who are deaf or hard of hearing and presents strategies for ensuring educational accessibility to campus services and programs. Part 1 considers general issues which characterize the process of student development in postsecondary education. It closes with the a brief discussion of strategies for fostering student development. Part 2 focuses on the full access and engagement of students who are deaf and hard of hearing in campus life, with general recommendations for communication and language access, barrier-free facilities, and programmatic initiates. These are applied to eight common campus life programs and services: college union facilities, housing, health services, recreational sports, judicial and campus safety programs, programs for students from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds and international students, programs for commuter students, and accessing off-campus community resources. Recommendations include: (1) providing appropriate interpreting support and/or assistive listening systems; (2) installing appropriate visual alert fire alarms in all facilities that house student activities; (3) offering a special interest deaf and hard of hearing residence floor; (4) using universally agreed upon and stated visual signals in all competitive play; and (5) providing direct TTY access for on-campus emergency phone numbers. (Contains 20 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Campuses, College Environment, College Students, Deafness, Health Services, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Housing, School Security, Student Personnel Services
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Northeast Technical Assistance Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623-5604. Tel: 716-475-6433 (V/TTY); Fax: 716-475-7660.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; Association on Higher Education and Disability.; Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf.
Authoring Institution: National Technical Inst. for the Deaf, Rochester, NY.