Did you know that workers who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers earn 30% more than workers who are DHH in non-STEM careers, regardless of the type of degree they hold? (Walter, 2010).
Students who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) are a low-incidence, highly-specialized population of students with instructional needs that are as varied as the individual students and may not be the same from one environment to the next. Student needs may differ in many areas including: the student’s hearing level, the type of amplification devices that the student may wear, their preferred method of communication, their individual foundation of language and how they access language.
Students who are DHH benefit from instruction in STEM-related content in a manner similar to their hearing peers - it just has to be accessible! Access may include captions, interpreting, or other language services, but it can also be in the design of the lesson or environment. Check out the following resources for providing accessible STEM content to students who are DHH.