"othered" outside


The experiences of these students leaves the future of their college careers in doubt. Without the technologies and support staff promised them by the Americans with Disabilities Act, deaf and hearing impaired students do not fit existing categories for accommodation. The institution has failed to understand the accommodation needs of Deaf and hearing impaired students. The law, through the ADA, promises access to the University to all its citizens. By law the institution can not deny access - and so new strategies for comprehending the accommodation needs of students are needed. The institution builds solutions for each new group of students it encounters, painfully reliving the cycle of misunderstanding, conflict, compromise and reinvention: first for nontraditional students going to college under the GI bill after World War II, then for women, then for African-Americans and Latinos, Asians, and to working class students, and now to the disabled.

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