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“Take Control of Your Online Learning” Infographic

A vertical aqua green background with the centered title, “Take Control of Your Online Learning” in white on top, and the subtitle on the following line, “Tips for Deaf College Students”, all uppercase letters in black.

Number one in white inside a green circle. A white rectangular box with rounded corners with the text inside: Make an Access Plan. Connect with your Disability Services Coordinator (DSC) about your accommodations for online classes. Make sure to discuss changes to your schedule and adjust accommodations as needed. A checklist.

Number two in white inside a green circle. A white rectangular box with rounded corners with the text inside: Set Up Your Space for Learning. Find a space with good lighting and seating that’s away from others in your home. Download all software needed, check your internet connection, use an ethernet cable when you can, and keep your electronics charged. A desk with a lamp.

Number three in white inside a green circle. A white rectangular box with rounded corners with the text inside: Advocate For Your Needs. Know Your Rights. If you are getting pushback about your access accommodations, don’t give up! Be persistent and discuss why you need them with your DSC and instructor. A muscular arm flexing with three check marks in light green circles.

Number four in white inside a green circle. A white rectangular box with rounded corners with the text inside: Stay In Touch With Your Instructor. Contact your instructors to discuss accommodations you need for online classes. If you need extra time or alternative assignments, ask. A speech bubble with three dots inside and another speech bubble with a check mark inside.

Number five in white inside a green circle. A white rectangular box with rounded corners with the text inside: Confirm All Media Is Accessible. Online classes and all related materials must be ready with captions, interpreting or other access options. To avoid getting stuck without the information you need, try to confirm your access ahead of time. A computer screen with a playback icon and a CC (closed captioning) symbol.

Number six in white inside a green circle. A white rectangular box with rounded corners with the text inside: Know Who to Contact.  For access or technical issues, reach out to the appropriate people at your college for support. This could be your instructor, tech support staff, or DSC. Three sitting people with an open book above.

Number seven in white inside a green circle. A white rectangular box with rounded corners with the text inside: Remember to Take Care of YOU. The struggle is real with the transition to online classes. Make sure to practice self-care to finish out the semester. You can do this! A sitting person meditating.

A light green rectangle box with rounded corners with the text in white inside: Find more tips and information at nationaldeafcenter.org/StudentTipsCovid19

A person working on a laptop with a coffee mug, an iPhone, a pencil, a pen, and paper on a flat surface.

NDC Logo. NDC. National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes.

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