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DHH Day Events and Schedule

DHH Day is an annual event hosted by the University of Minnesota for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School students.

DHH Day 2014 will take place MAY 1st in Coffman Memorial Union 8:30 - 1:00.


8:00 Registration opens
9:00 Welcome and Agenda
9:40 Students: large group activity and workshops; Adults: panel
11:15 Film
11:30 Lunch
12:00 Student Panel
12:45 Wrap up

Optional: tours available upon request after the event.

DHH Student Bios



We invite to you our University community, and look forward to meeting you on May 1st, 2014. In the meantime, check out some of our student bios to get to know us a little better. (If you would like captions, click the cc button.)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day 2014: Dare 2 B U!

Date: May 1st, 2014

DHH Day is an annual event hosted by the University of Minnesota for Deaf and Hard of Hearing high school students.

Access Achievement Awards, 2013

The recipients of the Access Achievement Awards for 2013 were nominated by University of Minnesota students and Disability Resource Center staff. Here is what we had to say about the nominees:

Laura Coffin Koch, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education –

Laura Coffin Koch has served the University for a long time. She was here when there was a general college and served as an Associate Professor in Postsecondary Teaching and Learning. She ushered the remarkably complicated project of changing the curriculum from quarters to semesters.

Testing Accommodations FAQs for Instructors

What are the benefits to having the student complete their exams within the academic department?

There are several benefits for accommodating a student in your own department:

  • Better communication between student and instructor,
  • Student is able to get questions answered faster,
  • Less correspondence needed to set up a test, and
  • Instructors get the exams back immediately.



What do I do if my classroom is not physically accessible?
  • The Disability Resource Center physical access coordinator works with various departments and offices at the University of Minnesota to ensure optimal accessibility of our physical environment.
  • This includes:
    • Plan review for new or remodeled spaces. 
    • Specific accessibility-related modifications to existing spaces. 

Achieving Access in Your Class -- Best Practices/Universal Design

Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) refers to the teaching practice that addresses the potential needs of a variety of learners. Another way to think about UDI is using the most inclusive model of teaching and learning. While instructors use a variety of approaches to incorporating UDI in their classrooms, effective UDI is comprised of the following  principles:

Essential Course Requirements

  • Essential requirements are the learning outcomes (including skills, knowledge and attitudes) all students must demonstrate with or without using accommodations.
  • When identifying essential program requirements, consider course objectives, licensing board requirements and if applicable, professional standards from a general class of occupations such as engineering, teaching, or medicine.


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