The ACC Deaf Program & Services at the Riverside Campus
Texas School for the Deaf Regional Day School Programs for the Deaf Large & Vibrant Deaf Community at ACC & in Austin Interpreting Agencies and Video Relay Providers Post-secondary educational options - ACC, UT, TX State TCSDHH & DARS Out-of-State and International students
BOTH L1 (ASL) and L2 (English) Instruction Largest post-secondary program for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in Texas Ranked #1 Nationwide as the largest Community College using ASL/English as the main form of direct communication & instruction for Deaf students.
Supportive Academic Environment with Direct Communication & Visual Classroom Emphasis on Deaf Culture and Heritage Sensitivity to National and International Cultural Diversity Mentoring & Support with ASL-Fluent and Deaf Role Models Recruitment & Retention Activities
College Credit Classes for transfer to 4-year colleges & universities Workforce Classes to give you job-ready skills Developmental & ESOL classes to improve reading, writing, & math skills Continuing Education-CE classes for personal or professional development Early College Start-ECS for High School students
Interpreters for CE & Credit Classes, plus many ACC Activities & Programs 8+ Staff Interpreters and 100+ Part-Time Hourly Interpreters for more than 200 class sections! ASL-Fluent Tutors for all levels of English, Math, Science & other subjects Articulation (Transfer) Agreements with both NTID & Gallaudet University
ASL-Fluent Tutors & Instructors in RVS Learning Lab
ASL-Fluent Deaf Counselor Provides help with Registration, Financial Aid, Careers, Transfer Information, Careers and Personal Counseling Office for Students with Disabilities - OSD Provides Advising & Registration, plus academic accommodations (Note-taking, Interpreters, CART) Work with many High Schools, DARS and other community agencies
GURC-SW offers programs, courses & workshops for Deaf/Hard of Hearing People, their Families, and the Professionals who work with them. GURC-SW is the only Regional Center that offers a 2 + 2 agreement program to take ACC classes for credit & transfer. Serves an 8-State region: Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana
NSF award Texas Sub-Award Partners What is available to you Overall goal of the grant activities
1. Learn about Deaf/ASL Culture 2. Understand the student’s perspective of access 3. Learn about potential pitfalls and perils while lecturing in the classroom 4. Create a personal plan for classroom strategies 5. Learn about classroom support services
PROJECT ACCESS A WORKSHOP DESIGNED TO HELP FACULTY UNDERSTAND DEAF CULTURE AND ADAPT THEIR TEACHING STYLE TO FOSTER BETTER LEARNING FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS, AS WELL AS ALL OTHER STUDENTS. WORKING TOGETHER A WORKSHOP DESIGNED TO HELP EMPLOYERS UNDERSTAND DEAF CULTURE, COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING EMPLOYEES, AND DEVELOP THE SENSITIVITY AND SKILLS FOR COLLEAGUES TO WORK TOGETHER SUCCESSFULLY.
www.rit.edu/classact www.rit.edu/classact Its purpose is to provide techniques and strategies to enhance access to instruction for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and are in a mainstream classroom
Site Includes: Challenges faced by faculty members and strategies for addressing the challenges A discussion board for teachers A page of additional links to short videotapes with direct comments from students who face issues daily A page of videos of faculty with comments on their experiences
More than 286 Deaf Students attend ACC Fall 1996 – approx. 20-30 Deaf students Fall 2008 - More than 150+ Deaf students Fall 2010 – 187 Deaf Students Fall 2011 – 230 Deaf Students Fall 2012 - 286 Deaf Students Growing Number of US & International Deaf Students * Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Cuba, Russia, Mexico, China * Also Idaho, Hawaii, Minnesota, Florida, Maryland, New Mexico, Arizona
Patti Singleton, Ph.D. Counselor/Professor firstname.lastname@example.org 512-410-1604 VP 512-223-6262 Voice Erika Domatti-Shadburne, MA Assistant Dean/Professor, ESOL email@example.com 512-410-6547 VP 512-223-6316 Voice Both are at the Riverside Campus on 1020 Grove Blvd.