Making online learning accessible for deaf students
As a result of COVID-19, more schools are closing and students are continuing their studies online at home. What does that mean for deaf and hard of hearing students?
In the U.S., there are 50.8 million students and 132,853 public and private schools, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. According to Education Weekly, as of March 14, at least 57,000 schools have been closed, which affects at least 25.8 million students. Deaf educators are discussing how to respond to the pandemic in a way that supports students with hearing loss in a virtual learning environment.
This article about online learning for deaf students is meant to provide tips and suggestions to ensure your child or student’s education continues seamlessly during this time.