Online Teaching and Learning

As colleges and schools scramble to move their teaching online in response COVID-19 outbreak, educators need to make instruction and materials accessible not only for deaf and hard-of-hearing students but for all students.

We hope that this list resources that the community has put together will help you navigate the rapid need to move online during this extraordinary time.

Accessible Online Instruction  

RIT – Accessible Resources

National Deaf Center


Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education


National Center on Accessible Materials


Council for Exceptional Children Teaching Remotely to Deaf/HH Students


Captioning  

FAQ: Live Captioning | Interpreters Online | Captioned Media Vendors

Vervit a captioning company, that integrates with zoom meetings and canvas is offering free 15 days of captioning 

CaptionCall – Students can download the APP for CaptionCall and dial into the call line (via the app) for captions.

Microsoft Translator – RIT and Microsoft evaluating the use of automated speech recognition

Transcribing remotely in Zoom, Collaborate/Blackboard, Adobe Connect, or other online platforms

Download CADET and read the installation instructions now!

The National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM) has developed CADET (Caption and Description Editing Tool), partially funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

CADET is free, downloadable caption-authoring software for producing caption files and audio-description scripts.


Using Zoom or other online platforms

Accessibility Tips for a Better Zoom/Virtual Meeting Experience

Considerations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Using Zoom

Enabling ASL Interpretation in Zoom

Enabling a Captionist in Zoom

Working in Zoom for Interpreters

Working in Zoom for Captionist


Khan Academy


Papers

Elliot, L.B., Rubin, B., DeCaro, J.J., & Clymer, W.E. (2013). Creating a virtual academic community for STEM studentsJournal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 5(2), 173-188. doi:10.1108/JARHE-11-2012-0051.

Link for those without institutional access (PDF)