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When you have a student in your class who has a hearing impairment:

  • Anticipate DSS's or the student's request to help find a volunteer or two from the class who will share class notes.

  • Work with the sign language interpreter(s) (if needed and provided by DSS) to ensure that orally presented information is communicated effectively to and from the student;

  • Work with real-time transcriptionist(s) (if needed and provided by DSS) who provide transcription of spoken information for students who need access but who do not use interpreters;

  • Write technical or unfamiliar vocabulary on the chalkboard or overhead transparency;

  • Repeat questions asked by the class so that all can hear;

  • Face the class when speaking. If necessary, use document camera or other technological aids to present materials created in class, particularly in classes where a great deal of board work is anticipated (e.g. math, sciences, etc.);

  • Be aware that some students may ask you to use an assistive listening system (a wireless microphone which transmits your voice directly to a receiver worn by the student). This helps bring your voice right to their ear, and minimizes the impact of extraneous noises in the room.

Contact Us

Disability Support Services

University of Wyoming

Dept. 3135, 1000 E. University Ave.

109 Knight Hall

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307 766-3073

TeleType: 307 766-3073

Fax: 307 766-3298


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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