Current Resources

This collection of handbook templates is designed for a disability support service provider to download and personalize for his or her institution’s needs. These handbooks contain information for orientation to and standardization of procedures as well as general information about how these service providers can work effectively within a postsecondary education setting and with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Templates are included for faculty, interpreters, notetakers, speech-to-text providers, and students. (Revised: 2011)
Guides
Improved access and advancements in technology have allowed deaf individuals, who might not have previously considered a career in the health care field, to now pursue this option. Nonetheless, barriers continue to exist, caused in part by the technical standards established by academia and training programs. Technical standards are a set of abilities and characteristics a person is required to possess in order to gain admission to an educational or training program.
Other access topics
Download summaries of the test equity challenges and issues discussed by the Summit's 12 invited participants. Four summaries provide information for specific interested groups; a fifth document is the overall summit report.
Other access topics
This book focuses on the access needs of individuals who are deaf who rely on aural/oral and/or print communication and not sign language. It covers information on hearing aids, audiograms, cochlear implants and other auditory implantable devices, the definition of communication access, assistive listening devices, speech-to-text accommodations, alerting devices, and telecommunication options.
Assistive listening devices
Summit participant discussions of the fundamental issues from the 2008 Test Equity Summit in the following categories: Introduction, Accommodations, Testing Considerations, Psycho-Educational Tests.
Other access topics
The “Achieving Goals” video series inspires student who are deaf to become aware of diverse career opportunities, elevate their expectations, and set high personal goals. Career stories feature individuals who represent gender and cultural diversity, a variety of communication styles, and a range of work environments. Volume 5 focuses on successful individuals in unconventional careers: Jose Silva, auto mechanic; Lillian Garcia, interpreter supervisor; Lisa Fishbein, Miami Dolphins cheerleader; Matthew Baker, caterer; Rosa Lee Gallimore, performing artist; and Sean Kelly, shipwright.
Transition
The “Achieving Goals” video series inspires student who are deaf to become aware of diverse career opportunities, elevate their expectations, and set high personal goals. Career stories feature individuals who represent gender and cultural diversity, a variety of communication styles, and a range of work environments. Volume 4 focuses on successful individuals who are deaf in a 'Tech Savvy' world: Ben Magee, Dawn Schakett, Van Nguyen, and Brian Doane.
Transition
The “Achieving Goals” video series inspires student who are deaf to become aware of diverse career opportunities, elevate their expectations, and set high personal goals. Career stories feature individuals who represent gender and cultural diversity, a variety of communication styles, and a range of work environments. Volume 3 focuses on successful individuals who are deaf in several professions: Marilyn J. Smith, Executive Director Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services; Curtis J. Pride of the New York Yankees; Cesar A. Torres, DOOR America; Yolanda Rodriguiez-Fraticelli, Laboratory School of the University of Puerto Rico.
Transition
The “Achieving Goals” video series inspires student who are deaf to become aware of diverse career opportunities, elevate their expectations, and set high personal goals. Career stories feature individuals who represent gender and cultural diversity, a variety of communication styles, and a range of work environments. Volume 2 focuses on successful individuals who are deaf in a business setting: Elizabeth A. Rios, account manager for Sprint Relay, Puerto Rico; Theresa A. King, owner of KINGME Enterprises, Washington, D.C.; Lee Kramer, certified financial planner and owner of Kramer Financial, Inc. headquartered in Germantown, MD; and Jimmy Libman, owner of Gimme Jimmy's! Cookies, West Orange, NJ.
Transition
The “Achieving Goals” video series inspires student who are deaf to become aware of diverse career opportunities, elevate their expectations, and set high personal goals. Career stories feature individuals who represent gender and cultural diversity, a variety of communication styles, and a range of work environments. Volume 1 focuses on successful individuals who are deaf in several professions: Dr. Angel Santiago, optometrist, owner of EyeWear, Manati, Puerto Rico; Claudia Gordon, Esq., attorney at the NAD Law Center, Washington, D.C.; Dr. Scott R. Smith, a pediatrician at Children's Hospital in Boston, MA; and Dr. Kimberly Dodge, a veterinarian in West Hartford, CT.
Transition