SIUE expands deaf services | The Edwardsville Intelligencer

During a time when higher education is experiencing a national shortage of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters serving the d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing community, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has met the challenge of serving the hard-of-hearing community by building comprehensive d/Deaf services.

“I’m pleased to announce our first team of staff American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters — Amy Miller and Taylor Bodenbach,” Dominic Dorsey II, director of Accessible Campus Community & Equitable Student Support (ACCESS), said in a press release. “According to a report entitled ‘Undergraduate Enrollment of Deaf Students in the United States,’ 1.3% of all enrolled college students are deaf, and research from the National Deaf Center (NDC) on Postseconda

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