Life during a global pandemic created new challenges for many schools. Faculty, staff, and students had to quickly adjust to online learning and all the new barriers that emerged. Those obstacles were even more pronounced for deaf students, who had to navigate new accessibility needs while transitioning to a virtual classroom.
When COVID-19 hit, it impacted every state and community across the country. Schools closing, economic uncertainty, limited resources, and the move to an online life for both work and play challenged deaf communities in a multitude of ways.