The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has released a position statement and advocacy paper on its website, indicating what “full access” remote learning means for deaf and hard-of-hearing children in PreK-12 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An excerpt from the NAD website states: Schools must make sure that deaf and hard of hearing students have access to support services such as: itinerant teachers of the deaf, speech pathologists, ASL specialists, educational audiologists, and other related service providers. Whatever services the deaf or hard of hearing student used before should still continue remotely. The school can make sure that the deaf or hard of hearing student meets with those support service providers through the video conferencing platform.
To read both the statement and paper and view the accompanying video, please visit NAD’s website here.