Although each situation is different and the student is the best source of information regarding useful accommodations, the following accommodations are typical for a student who is deaf or hard of hearing:
- Interpreter, real-time captioning
- FM system
- Note taker
- Open- or closed-captioned films, use of visual aids
- Written assignments, lab instructions, demonstration summaries
- Visual warning system for lab emergencies
- Hand written notes for individual communication
- Having group members raise hands to be recognized, so that the person who is deaf knows who is speaking
- Use of electronic mail for class and private discussions
Additional communication hints include facing students when speaking so that they can read your lips and speaking clearly and at a normal volume; speak more loudly only if requested.
For more information about accommodating students with disabilities, consult Working Together: Faculty and Students with Disabilities.