uniqueThese institutional responses resulted in a disenfranchised, unhappy, underachieving population of deaf students. Because they were not accommodated as they were expecting, students could not do the work that was asked of them. The institution had no way of knowing if they were capable of the level of work because there was a communication failure. The institution failed to recognize (and the agents of the institution were incapable of recognizing their colleagues own insistence of) the radically different needs that deaf students presented to the University. The University failed to provide the services its deaf students were expecting, whether or not these were or were not reasonable accommodations, and deaf students paid for this gap in communication with poor grades, minimal socialization, and marginalization from the campus community.
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