Appendix V: How do deaf students access information and participate at mainstream college / university?
Students may use different strategies / combinations of strategies in different situations. Factors like these will make a difference:
- Type and level of student's deafness;
- Type of situation (lecture, class, seminar, demonstration, practical workshop, etc);
- Environmental noise levels;
- Availability of specialist access services (staff and / or equipment).
What strategies will your son / daughter use? What services will they need?
English-based strategies your son / daughter may use
|Knowing what's being said by tutors / lecturers / other
|Joining in sessions (eg; speaking up in discussions
/ answering questions / etc)
|Uses Sign Supported English / Signed English
||Uses Sign Supported English / Signed English
British Sign Language (BSL)-based strategies your son / daughter may use
NB Specialist tutors are sometimes employed who can:
- Coordinate and monitor access support in cooperation with the student.
- Provide extra tutorial support to the student.