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Assistive Technology for Deaf Students

Guides teachers in deciding among options for assistive technology for deaf students in the classroom.
Logo of the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative has a stick figure drawing of an adult next to a small child, each holding a yellow star. To the right of the drawing is the acronym, WATI.

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This book chapter guides teachers in choosing assistive technology options for deaf students. It explains different levels of hearing loss, as well as the cultural identity of Deaf people. It helps teachers think about the individual needs of each deaf or hard of hearing child. Meanwhile, it describes many different technologies that children can use in the classroom. Additionally, some of these technologies are useful for Deaf or hard of hearing adults.

Teachers of deaf children who have additional disabilities may also want to read the book chapter “Assistive Technology for Students with Multiple Challenges“. This has information useful for teaching deaf-blind children. Furthermore, it addresses deaf students with cognitive disabilities or other disabilities that impact learning.

The text of this PDF file is mostly accessible for people using screen reading software, but with some challenges with navigation.

Also find more resources on assistive technologies relevant to deaf education.

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