Leveraging Technology for Accessibility: Study Abroad for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Nov 8, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm EST

Leveraging Technology for Accessibility: Study Abroad for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Universities and third-party providers consistently list making study abroad more inclusive and accessible as one of their top priorities. As a community, we are making great strides when it comes to certain minorities and special interest groups. However, en bloc, study abroad programs are still largely inaccessible to deaf and hard of hearing (deaf/hoh) students. How can we leverage technological and legal resources – in both the U.S. and host country – to support deaf/hoh students abroad? Participants attending this session will leave with the ability to advise deaf/hoh students on their journey abroad and ensure programs are adequately adjusted to meet their needs.

Deaf Abroad Resources

Chair
Becca AbuRakia-Einhorn, Gallaudet University

Presenters
Michelle Morris, Howard University
Alícia Sort, Barcelona Deaf Author and Artist