Four strategies for people with vision or hearing issues that help everyone

When we provide faculty training for the Center on Aging @ AACC, we always talk about making classroom adjustments for vision and hearing losses. With more than 4,000 students over the age of 60, almost everyone will be experiencing some decline in hearing, vision, or both. As I look at our recommendations, one thing we need to think about is that all of these strategies not only help those with hearing or vision declines, they actually are helpful to everyone. Here are a few of our recommended strategies that every student will likely find helpful.   Bigger fonts on PowerPoint presentations. … Continue reading Four strategies for people with vision or hearing issues that help everyone

Disability Must be Part of Diversity Initiatives

If you work for a college, government agency, or large corporation, it is likely there is some type of diversity initiative or program. In my own experience, I have seen very little mention of disabilities as a diversity issue. This is a serious oversight. It is important for those of us who are informed about disability issues either personally or professionally to take steps to correct this. Sometimes we wait for some distant advocacy group to do this, or some professional who manages diversity efforts. Neither of these will be effective in changing things where you work. So, we all … Continue reading Disability Must be Part of Diversity Initiatives