accommodatingThe first few days John was in the classroom were difficult for him and for the rest of the class. In speaking with him (through a translator) it became clear that John did not want to change the class or my teaching with his presence. This, of course, was not possible. However, the University promised John accommodation. These accommodations including sign-language interpretation and note-taking, and while the people who came in to translate and take notes were well intentioned and dedicated, they were not sufficiently trained for the challenges that existed. Nor was sign-language interpretation a sufficient response to the pedagogical context.
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