Efforts are making deaf education for students more accessible

Summarized by Matthew Dehler, staff writer

According to research from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Incomes, education for deaf people has been increasing since 2008. A considerable amount of the deaf population of America is currently enrolled in higher education. Furthermore, departments and colleges are working to make their courses and facilities more accessible to everyone. While not all students use traditional sign languages, colleges are working to ensure that everyone can communicate effectively. The issue is being addressed far better now than it was even a few decades ago. The National Technical Institute for the Deaf, for example, is developing degrees for deaf interpreters. Across the country, colleges and educational facilities are working to get interpreters who can culturally connect with the deaf community.

Read the full article here: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/04/15/efforts-are-making-education-deaf-students-more-accessible-and-inclusive

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