Deaf and hard-of-hearing postsecondary graduates from a national technical college were surveyed to identify who among them were supervisors of primarily hearing employees. The sample was selected based on past job information they provided and referrals solicited from the college community. Questions about current job title, span of responsibility, comm8unication modes, and supervisory experience were included to identify graduates who met our supervisor criteria. A profile of these graduates is provided along with discussion of the positive and negative aspects they associated with supervising other employees. Outcomes from this phase of the study will be used as a guide to exploring the results in more depth during interviews with deaf and hard-of-hearing supervisors.

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Department, Program, or Center

Communication Studies and Services (NTID)


RIT – Main Campus