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University Disability Support Services

Student Educational Opportunity

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

  • Anticipate UDSS'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 UDSS) 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 UDSS) 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.

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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

Email: udss@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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