Through technology, students can gain access to all areas of their lives. To fully understand the technology they use, students need to learn about various types of technology as well as how to properly obtain, maintain, and troubleshoot their devices.

This area of the expanded core curriculum includes:

  • Skills Necessary to Access Technology

(Source: The Expanded Core Curriculum for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing)


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National Deaf Center Resources: Assistive Technology
The National Deaf Center provides resources for learning more about various devices, software, and services related to assistive technology.

Using Hearing Assistive Technologies in the Classroom: Why, When and How?
This Boys Town National Research Hospital article covers the benefits of wireless technology to students with and without hearing loss (as well as teachers). It also outlines when the technology should and shouldn’t be used.