Robert is a first-year technical college student
who is deaf. He lip reads but uses American Sign Language as his primary form of
communication. He does not use oral speech. At home, Robert has a computer with
- **Ask Robert what accommodations he
- Provide a qualified ASL interpreter.
- Provide a note-taker.
- Allow Robert to see your face as much as
- Allow Robert to sit close to the
- Use the blackboard or overheads as much as
- Avoid using classrooms with poor
- Avoid using classrooms with loud
noises (e.g., street sounds).
- Ask the speaker to moderate the pace of his/her
speech (i.e., donít talk too fast).
- Specifically indicate the change of topics
during a presentation.
- In group discussions, use a semi-circle
arrangement so Robert will be able to see everyoneís face.
- Provide Robert with a copy of the instructorís
notes at the beginning of each class.
- Do not assume that Robert can follow the
lecture by lip-reading.
- Speak to Robert, not to his interpreter.
- Do not shout.
- Donít be reluctant to ask Ralph to repeat