ERIC Number: ED466054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Services for Students Who Are Hard of Hearing in Postsecondary Education: Questions and Answers.
Rawlinson, Sharaine; Trychin, Sam; Davis, Cheryl; Brennan-Dore, Corinne
This booklet, in question-and-answer format, is intended to guide service providers in colleges and universities in supplying required special services to students who are hard of hearing. Introductory material explains the mission and objectives of PEPNet, which is to provide the coordination and collaboration in technical assistance to postsecondary educational institutions to improve access and accommodation for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Some of the issues addressed by the 35 questions include: implementing assistive technology in the classroom, assistive technology and the Internet, current hearing aids, service coordination at the institutional level, captioning services, educator training, requirements of "equal access accommodation," responsibility for paying for an interpreter, use of volunteer note takers, cochlear implants, students who are both blind and hard of hearing, students who have difficulty speaking, source of qualified individuals in captioning techniques, socialization of deaf and hearing students, sign language, and course substitutions for foreign languages. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Blindness, Compliance (Legal), Deaf Blind, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Partial Hearing, Student Personnel Services
PEPNET Resource Center, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330-8267. Web site: http://www/pepnet.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Paul Technical Coll., MN. Midwest Center for Postsecondary Outreach.; Western Region Outreach Center and Consortia, Northridge, CA.
Note: Edited by David Buchkoski. Produced in collaboration with Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet).