ReDeafining Academic Collaboration

Welcome to ReDEAFining Academic Collaboration, an exciting new e-journal that features articles from professionals in Deaf Education which discuss current topics of interest that relate to Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing children and adults. Through research, education, and collaboration, this website provides accessible knowledge and resources in language that is easily accessible to advocate and empower the lives of Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing individuals.


The purpose of ReDEAFining Academic Collaboration is to provide an e-learning environment to share knowledge, research, experiences, and perspectives. Scholars, researchers, families, educators, administrators, and readers from all walks of life will learn about critical issues such as cognition, bilingual education, language, literacy, assessment, curriculum, Deaf culture, special education, diversity,
​and so forth that relate to Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing children and adults.   


We are now accepting submissions to our first issue of 2020 with the theme From bricks to clicks: Overcoming the challenges of transitioning to eLearning. If you have an idea for a submission, please see the below for instructions. 


Call for Submissions 

June 1, 2020 deadline

We are seeking submissions for our first issue, From bricks to clicks: Overcoming the challenges of transitioning to eLearning. Your ideas can be related to the following topics: 


  • Challenges in transitioning to online learning with Deaf and hard of hearing students
  • Best practices for online learning with Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, and hard of hearing students
    • EHDI
    • Early childhood
    • K-12
    • College
  • Online learning
    • Planning for it
    • Suddenly transitioning to it
    • Challenges
    • Successes
    • Preparing faculty
    • Preparing students
    • Preparing families
  •  IEPs 
    • Navigating regulations
    • Working with local districts
    • Holding meetings remotely
    • Building eLearning into IEPs 
  • Accessibility
    • Captioning
    • Interpreters
    • Device usage
    • Internet access issues
    • Using paraprofessionals 
  • Online platforms
    • Recommendations
    • Tips/Tricks/Strategies
    • Issues specific to DHH populations
    • Issues specific to DeafBlind populations
    • Issues specific to DeafDisabled populations
  • Faculty Roles
    • Deaf education administrators
      • How to support faculty and students
      • How to communicate with families
      • Decision-making process
    • Support staff
      • Speech and language pathologists (SLPs) during eLearning
        • How to provide one-on-one services
        • How to provide group therapy
      • PT/OT
      • Counselor/Psychologists
      • Behavioral Specialists
    • Specials
      • Physical Education
      • Art
      • Electives
      • Science Labs
  • Working with families
    • Maintaining parental involvement during the transition to online learning
    • Supporting communication in the home
    • Supporting mental, behavioral, and emotional health
    • Family perspective on eLearning experience
    • Student perspective on eLearning experience

...And more! Have ideas not listed above? Contact us at