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Universal Design for Learning--Ideas When Working with Young People who experience Deafness or Hard of Hearing

The University of Vermont in the United States of America has created this page on Universal Design for Learning when working with students who experience deafness or some level of hearing loss.  It gives some good general information to consider when we are working with young people who are Deaf in schools and classrooms.  The website, of course, takes a university slant as well as having American links; however the discussions about barriers and practical suggestions are still useful and can spark ideas.  I particularly found useful the notion that 'one size does not fit all'.  Our young people who experience deafness and hearing loss are diverse and it requires us as teachers to actively know our students and then find a way to do things differently so that the school, classroom and the learning experiences are relevant and allow opportunities for engagement, success and connection.