The Pandemic’s Impact on Kids in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
When the pandemic first hit the United States back in March, many deaf and hard-of-hearing students had to start learning at home. Some parents worried that quarantine and going to school solely online would have negative effects on their kids.
Technology presented a problem because deaf and hard of hearing students rely on closed-captioning, interpreters, or having to sign into a camera with a limited view. Internet classrooms also continue to have glitches and other technical issues.
This fall, many deaf and hard of hearing students were able to return to school while some still learn at home. Students and teachers continue to find new ways to deal with masks, technology, and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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