The Nineties will be a time of fundamental change. The battle cry for this change will be "diversity." Change will be driven by demographic forces and recently enacted statutes such as the Americans With Disability Act. Together, these forces will require that the postsecondary community rethink the assumptions on which it currently operates and demand that it restructure the way it does business. It is likely that more resources will be diverted to the growing portion of "low achieving deaf," a disproportionate number of whom are minority. The more selective postsecondary programs will likely suffer some degree of enrollment decline. The extent of decline will depend, in large part, on how responsive these programs are to demographic insistence that they find creative ways to accommodate students who, at time of admission, cannot meet the literacy requirements for admission, and how effective these programs are in working with secondary schools to increase the pools of deaf persons qualified for postsecondary education.
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