deaf/HoH experiences

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Can everybody hear me? Experiences as an hearing impaired faculty member

"People do not recognize the struggles involved on a daily basis for those of us with hearing loss, and the extent to which...

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My academic path from self-reliance to self-advocacy to peer-support 

Self-reliance seems more of a recipe for isolation and alienation than for increasing the presence of disability in academia

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New Year’s Resolution 2024: Improve accessibility of your workplace for your deaf/HoH colleagues

Chances are that someone in your department has hearing loss, whether they’ve disclosed this or not, and will benefit from your efforts to...

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The best place for my hearing aids is on my desk

Instead of expecting me to strive to be a hearing professor, why not expect that each of us makes the classroom less disabling...

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Creating community with The Mind Hears open houses

We recently hosted two on-line open house sessions to provide an opportunity for folks to meet other deaf or hard of hearing faculty...

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: When communication all changed

As a virologist, I had some idea about what was to come; as a deaf individual, I did not fully comprehend what this...

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Bridging communication between the hearing and deaf worlds: a conversation with the founders of Ava

Our mission is to make Deaf and hard-of-hearing peoples’ lives easier and happier in any situation, including academia—that’s why Ava was created. 

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The Mind Hears Mission Statement – Welcoming Chinese speakers

Translated by ~Jenny Kung, Heather Fair, and Minru Li With help from Xiang Li, Anran Cheng, and Xiaoxu Ma The goal for The Mind...

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Harnessing social media to advocate for accommodations

While just the mention of ‘social media’ can elicit eye rolls from our senior colleagues, many of us deaf and hard of hearing...

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Writing reference letters for disabled mentees

When explaining why you want to mention their disability in your letter, share with your mentee specific character traits that you notice them...