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Experiences with visual or hearing impaired students

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What experiences do you have working with students with either visual impairments or hearing impairments?

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I have had experiences with both visually impaired and hearing impaired students. The visually impaired student was a fifth grader whose vision was so bad that I co-authored a grant to allow us to buy her a special computer that was designed to accommodate her needs. All printed materials had to be blown up to 175% in order for her to ...

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I have had experiences with both visually impaired and hearing impaired students.

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