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 of 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
The Online Learning Consortium
National Deaf Center
- Designing Accessible Online Experiences for Deaf People
- Tips for Instructors Teaching Deaf Students Online
- Remember Accessibility in the Rush to Online Instruction: 10 Tips for Educators [Disponible en español]
- 5 Tips for Disability Service Professionals to Provide Accessibility in Online Classes [Disponible en español]
- Remote Access Services: Tips for Students
- Take Control of Your Online Learning: Tips for Deaf College Students
- Checklist for Teaching Deaf Students Online
CAST – Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) University of Washington – 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course
National Center on Accessible Materials – Making Everyday Curriculum Materials Accessible for All Learners
Inclusive Communication Services – Accessible Media Services – Camera Ready Accessible Media Sign Language Translation Services – add Picture-in-Picture sign language to any video and captioning, making it permanently accessible.
Council for Exceptional Children – Teaching Remotely to Deaf/HH Students
FAQ: Live Captioning | Interpreters Online | Captioned Media Vendors
Verbit – 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
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
- 7 Tips for Effective Remote Learning
- Remote Learning with Khan Academy
Elliot, L.B., Rubin, B., DeCaro, J.J., & Clymer, W.E. (2013). Creating a virtual academic community for STEM students. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 5(2), 173-188. doi:10.1108/JARHE-11-2012-0051.
Link for those without institutional access (PDF)
How to Host Effective and Accessible
Online Meetings With Deaf Participants