Presentation on theme: "Naomi Sheneman, M.A., M.S. & CDI Network Interpreting Service, Inc."— Presentation transcript:
Naomi Sheneman, M.A., M.S. & CDI Network Interpreting Service, Inc.
California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) DHH Resource Guide Revision Task Force (weblink to be inserted here when available- end of June)
ADA: Enacted in 1992. Revised in 2012. Recognized and protected additional disabilities OCR Precedents: ▪ UC Davis (1992) ▪ New College of California (1993) ▪ Mt. San Antonio College (1997) ▪ SDCCD (1999) ▪ Arizona State University (2001) ▪ University of North Carolina at Pembroke (2008) ▪ Porterville College (2009)
Institutional Responsibility and College Effort DSS often perceived as experts; therefore they are solely responsible. Does not lie with the Disability Student Services alone. Establishes the climate for ability-centered campus
Universal Design DHH-related devices often overlooked A new concept: Deaf Space Emergency alerting devices Emergency notification systems Emergency preparation Accessibility of Audio-visual Materials California AB 386/ 422 (1999)
Types of hearing losses/ experiences: “Deaf or not?” Increased recognition of hard-of-hearing/late- deafened students and their needs Auxiliary aids Additional disabilities Cultural Models and Identity
TDDs Videophones Webcams/ VRS on phones Email/ video mail SMS
A paradigm shift: “You can hear. You can read lips. You’ll do fine in the classroom.” to “How can we accommodate your needs?” Those who use ASL were the most visible on campus and were accommodated. Increased awareness of other types of DHH students that do need accommodations.
Limited options in 1992. Today, options include the following: Testing Accommodations Tutoring Specialized Orientation Priority Registration Distance Education Study Abroad Extracurricular Activities Specialized Counseling Transition Coordination of Communication Services Interpreting (oral, tactile, on-site ASL, video remote, Deaf) Speech-to-text Services Notetaking
Quality assurance and determination of equitable pay Scheduling Injury/stress prevention Outsourcing
Instructional Strategies for Faculty Special Instruction
THEN: Limited resources NOW: Plenty of resources. Where is the right place to look?
Ongoing collusion of perceptions: cultural vs. pathological models. Ongoing ignorance despite increased awareness. “DHH are expensive”. How about this for a change? “Hearing are expensive because they don’t know how to communicate with DHH?” Definition of ‘reasonable accommodations’ is influenced by the current state of economy.
Resistance towards new service approaches. Resistance in specific vocational training. programs requiring practicum hours. Resistance towards captioning of video materials. Required classes come with accommodations. Social opportunities and extracurricular activities are not. Promoting self-empowerment and advocacy.
Final food for thought… What should the design of DHH Support Services look like for the next 20 years?
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