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.
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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.
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Summit participant discussions of the fundamental issues from the 2008 Test Equity Summit in the following categories: Introduction, Accommodations, Testing Considerations, Psycho-Educational Tests.
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Test Equity for Deaf Individuals: 2008 Summit - Summit Participants
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This two-part DVD explains the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it applies to postsecondary education for students who are deaf.
Compliance
Captions provide essential access for the more than 30 million Americans with a hearing loss.They also benefit emerging readers, visual learners, non-native speakers, and many others. Captions are the textual representation of audio content in a video format. They communicate spoken dialogue, sound effects, and speaker identification.
Captioning: real time and offline
Captioning, a textual representation of the audio, is an important accessibility tool for deaf people, as well as a benefit and learning tool for others. With so many avenues to obtain or create captioned media, ensuring that instructional materials are accessible is definitely achievable.
Captioning: real time and offline
Today’s technology affords deaf individuals access to the world like never before. Speech-to-text technology is one such tool that brings access to individuals who are visual communicators.
Captioning: real time and offline
Speech-to-text services can be provided onsite or remotely. Onsite speech-to-text services refers to the service provider and consumer being in the same location. Remote speech-to-text services refers to the service provider and consumer being in different locations.  
Captioning: real time and offline