What are some ways in which a school can make its programs nondiscriminatory?
The following accommodations, if appropriate, could be provided.
- Qualified sign language interpreters
- Communication access realtime translation (CART)
- Assistive listening systems
- Captioning on all audio-visual materials
- A visual representation, such as a transcript, of auditory information
- Extra time to complete work
- In class discussions, ensure that only one person at a time speaks.
- When using visual presentations, make sure the visual material and the spoken explanation of the material are presented sequentially. A deaf student cannot look at a screen and an interpreter at the same time.
- Pause during classroom lectures and discussions.