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1 Presentation by: Lyman Grant Erika Shadburne Paul Bernells TCCIA Conference June 4 th, 2013

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3 The ACC Deaf Program & Services at the Riverside Campus

4 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

5 ACC Deaf Students

6  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.

7  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

8 Visual Access and Direct Communication

9 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

10 L1 ASL Grammar Reading & Vocabulary Writing & Grammar 1 – 5 HUDE Transition to College Success Psychology 1300 – Effective Learning

11  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

12 ASL-Fluent Tutors & Instructors in RVS Learning Lab

13  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

14 Analyzing ASL grammar, syntax, and structure

15  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 agreement program to take ACC classes for credit & transfer.  Serves an 8-State region: Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana

16 NSF award Texas Sub-Award Partners What is available to you Overall goal of the grant activities

17 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

18 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.

19   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

20 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

21 More than 286 Deaf Students attend ACC Fall 1996 – approx Deaf students Fall More than 150+ Deaf students Fall 2010 – 187 Deaf Students Fall 2011 – 230 Deaf Students Fall 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

22 ACC Gallaudet NTID CSUN UT TSU

23 Patti Singleton, Ph.D. Counselor/Professor VP Voice Erika Domatti-Shadburne, MA Assistant Dean/Professor, ESOL VP Voice Both are at the Riverside Campus on 1020 Grove Blvd.

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