According to the students I was working with, the institution failed to accommodate them, but told itself it was accommodating both the demands of students and of the law. For upper administration, this problem made it impossible for students to accomplish their work and assignments. Lower administrators, convinced they were handling "the deaf situation" (as it was called among administrators), told upper administrators and the public that the situation was being professionally, responsibly, and lawfully handled while students felt their demands were being stonewalled. Convinced that deaf students could be managed as other minority or disabled student groups, the institution provided accommodation that was deemed sufficient in other situations. The institution made no effort to understand unique needs of deaf students.

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