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ERIC Number: ED477211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Effective Communication: Faculty and Students with Disabilities.
Washington Univ., Seattle.
This guide offers guidance to college instructors about working with students who have communication-related disabilities including speech, language, hearing, emotional, or medical disorders. It offers some general accommodation strategies including a statement in the syllabus encouraging students to discuss any special needs with you, ask the student to share successful strategies with you, select course materials and media early to allow time for procuring alternate formats, and use multiple or alternative methods for evaluating student achievement. Specific accommodations and/or issues are then described. These include sign language and oral interpreters; captioning media; real-time captioning; amplification, headphones, and assistive listening devices; notetakers and copying notes; visual aids, visual reinforcements, and visual warning systems; written assignments, written exams, and alternative lab work; electronic mail and written communication; communication assistance, peer support, and extended time; and seating, pacing, and alternative arrangements. A description of the University of Washington's Project DO-IT completes the guide. (DB)
DO-IT, Disabilities, Opportunities, Interworking & Technology, University of Washington, Box 355670, Seattle, WA 98195-5670. Tel: 206-685-DOIT (Voice/TTY); Fax: 206-221-4171; e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Note: Support also provided by the State of Washington, Seattle, WA.