As the 1975 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have continued to open doors to mainstreamed educational settings for d/Deaf and hard of hearing students, a growing number of such individuals make their way to American colleges and universities. College and university professionals at predominately hearing institutions are frequently un- or under-prepared to meet the needs of this diverse group of students. This paper serves as a primer for student affairs practitioners seeking to better understand the history, culture, and individual needs of d/Deaf and hard of hearing students, and highlights best practices within student affairs in regard to working with this population.
Miller, E. K. (2007). Supporting d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing College Students: Considerations for Student Affairs Practitioners. The Vermont Connection, 28(1). https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/tvc/vol28/iss1/3