Workforce Stories for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Adolescents (2022)
This video showcases unique features of 8 career stories told by STEM professionals who are deaf or hard of hearing. They were designed for use by adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing to contribute to their awareness of the range of STEM careers available to them and of their potential ability to pursue and succeed in a STEM career. Clips from the stories demonstrate the universal design that allows users to see the story in sign with captions; listen to it in English with or without sign interpretation or voice overlay; change text size, loudness, and contrast; replay all or parts; and submit questions to the professional. Evaluation findings show how use of the stories when implemented in out-of-school time as well as in school can benefit not only deaf or hard of hearing learners but those who are hearing. Information presented is relevant for those interested in incorporating STEM career learning into formal or informal learning experiences. Expected learning objectives are for viewers to become aware of the features of a new resource and ways of integrating it to create career learning experiences that are more inclusive of learners who are deaf or hard-of hearing.
NSF Award: 2005511