Things to Consider in Making Online Classrooms Accessible to Deaf Learners

Deaf people around the world have found communication during Covid-19 times quite challenging. Dr. Robert Adams of Cambridge University discusses sign languages, the impact Covid-19 has had on deaf people, and how we can help by making small changes in the English language classroom. I have summarized his post by listing the checklist here:

  1. Do they have better access to the internet?
  2. Do they know how to use online platforms?
  3. Is a sign language interpreter needed?
  4. Can the students see each other clearly?
  5. Can the students participate and interact?
  6. Is there a live captioning and is it accurate?
  7. Do videos used as visual aids accessible?
  8. Do students and interpreters have access to preparation materials?

I have created a simple infographics which you can freely download here.

You may view the originating post below.

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