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College Advice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students,from their website: Career Paths, Accessibility Tips and Resources for Success at School: Access to higher education is vital for the success of people who have experienced hearing loss. According to the non-profit Deaf to Work, there are 9 million deaf or hard of hearing individuals in the U.S. and 19 percent are underemployed. For those interested in using higher education as a career stepping stone, there are support systems available to make college a more familiar, welcoming and accessible place for deaf or hard of hearing students. Continue reading for college and career advice created specifically for aspiring students who are deaf or hard of hearing, no matter where they are on their journey to a degree or career.
Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, from their website: Students with hearing disabilities face unique challenges inside the classroom. Many common learning modes that people take for granted — lectures, discussion groups, and even one-on-one conversations — can be a struggle for those who have any level of hearing difficulty. However, that doesn’t mean a college degree is out of reach. Today’s wide range of tools, devices, and systems can help students who are deaf or hard of hearing thrive in an educational setting. This guide focuses on those resources, tech tools and expert tips that students of all ages can use achieve academic success.
Consumer Health Info in Other Languages
DeafMD:http://deafhealth.org/. Health information in American Sign Language and a directory of deaf-friendly physicians.
EthnoMed:https://ethnomed.org/. Health information for ethnic groups residing in the US. Heavy emphasis on Asian populations.
MedlinePlus: https://medlineplus.gov/. Tremendous website with consumer health information with hundreds of topics, a dictionary, medical encyclopedia, videos, over-the-counter medications, prescription medications. Also has an extensive list of topics in Spanish and other languages.
Refugee Health Information Network: https://healthreach.nlm.nih.gov/. Health information in English and a host of other languages—Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese to name a few.
US Dept of Health & Human Services (HHS), Outreach Activities & Resources:https://www.sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach.html. Includes information on American Indian & Alaska Native Health, K-12 resources, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, ToxTown and others.
SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages: http://spiral.tufts.edu/. Cambodian Khmer, Chinese, English, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese. From Tufts University, Medford & Boston, MA.
Source:Wood, M. S. (2016). Consumer health information services and programs: best practices. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
Consumer Health Websites
American Academy of Family Physicians: http://www.aafp.org/patient-care.html. Free good, quality consumer health sponsored by the leading association of Family Physicians. Easily searchable.
MedlinePlus Consumer Health Information:https://medlineplus.gov/. Free consumer health information on hundreds of topics, in more than 20 languages, wth updates added daily.
PubMed Health: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/. Free website sponsored by the US National Library of Medicine (NLM). "PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions."