deaf ≠ silenced

Published on Nov 18, 2015

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deaf ≠ silenced

Deaf students and school library services
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living in a hearing world

  • 15 percent of children between the ages of 6-19 have a measurable hearing loss in at least one ear.
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living in a hearing world

  • A mild hearing loss can cause a child to miss as much as 50 percent of classroom discussion.

living in a hearing world

  • 32 million children in the world have disabling hearing loss

living in a hearing world

  • Approximately 3 million of them live in the United States
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AASL Standards: Common Beliefs

  • All individuals acquire independent learning skills
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AASL Standards: Common Beliefs

  • Equitable access is a key component for education
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Individuals with disabilities education act

  • Child's hearing loss must adversely affect his/her educational performance
  • Not all deaf/hard-of-hearing students qualify
Students with amplification devices such as hearing aids and cochlear implants may not qualify
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Untitled Slide

Does not consider mitigating measures such as hearing aids

Section 504

  • Equal opportunity to participate
  • Classroom, non-academic settings, extra-curricular activities
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Did you know...deaf students

  • May have lower reading levels
  • May have low motivation
  • May have slower learning development
  • Must pick and choose focus
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what does it mean for me?

be a leader in the fight for equitable access
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your library

  • Collection Development
  • Signage
Content for deaf students

Marvel Comic books (characters of Hawkeye and Echo)

Closed caption and ASL video

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electronic resources

  • Reading Level Searching
  • Visual Searching

technology - apps

  • Apps that allow captioning
  • Voice to text/Text to voice
Explain Everything

Dragon Dictation
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Closed Caption Video YouTube

Beginner's Guide to MLA Citation

what about your own videos?

YouTube can help
Add closed captioning to your own video

Take the next step

add asl to your video

asl + closed caption

  • iMovie
  • Subtitles
  • Picture-in-Picture for ASL
  • Collaborate with interpreter

learn about deaf culture


  • Interpreters
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Students
  • Parents
  • Community


  • ADA, IDEA, Section 504
  • Deaf Bill of Rights
  • YouTube Closed Captioning
  • iMovie Picture in Picture
  • Apps for the Deaf


  • Eisner, N. (2012, May 2). Engaging Deaf and hard of hearing students in the school library: A handbook for teacher-librarians. Retrieved from
  • Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. (2012, December 14). Nebraska commission for the Deaf and hard of hearing bill of rights. Retrieved March 14, 2014, from
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Kim Gangwish
University of Nebraska Omaha

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