Communication Access

Access for Deaf and hard of hearing students may include interpreting, captioning, transcribing, and/or assistive listening devices.

It may be a new experience to have a student with hearing loss in your classroom, shop, lab, or practicum placement. Accessibility Services will work with you and the student to make the best plan.
There is a lot you can do to make sure Deaf and hard of hearing students feel welcome at KPU and in your course as well as ensuring they are not excluded based on communication methods.

You will be asked to

  1. Meet with the student, interpreter(s), and Accessibility Services before your course begins
  2. Share materials (textbooks, handouts, websites, slides, etc.) you use in your course and make copies available for service providers
  3. Identify what audio/visual materials (videos, music, etc) you use in your course and ensure they are captioned
  4. Arrange the classroom to ensure students can see the board, screens, instructor, and interpreter
  5. Work collaboratively to identify and resolve issues in communication access
  6. Learn and apply strategies that improve communication access for Deaf and hard of hearing students in the classroom

For more information re Accommodations, Communication Tips, Teaching Strategies and more:

Post Secondary Communication Access Services (PCAS)