Schools across the country have closed their classrooms because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Schools have switched to teaching students remotely. It is important that deaf and hard of hearing students have full access to their classes and education, even if it is remotely provided. It is also important for deaf and hard of hearing parents or families to have equal access to information from schools. This paper is to help families advocate for what they need during these times when their deaf or hard of hearing child receives remote PreK-12 education.
The position statement was developed by the NAD Policy Institute and was reviewed by: Tom Humphries, Ph.D.; National Deaf Education Conference (NDEC) which is a section of the NAD; and Hands & Voices, a national parents organization.