As increasing numbers of students with impaired hearing seek postsecondary education, the naivete of many receiving institutions about these students’ needs assumes greater importance. Students report and staff confirm that representative facilities often fail to distinguish between deaf and hard of hearing students. Such confusion leads to inappropriate accommodations, when any are made. The authors suggest antidotes for the neglect and confusion, and offer ideas for alterations in educational administration, for preparing and deploying interpreters, and for research.
Schein, J. D., & Simon, D. J. (2019). Mediated Communication in the Postsecondary Education of Deaf Students. JADARA, 30(1). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol30/iss1/4